Resurrecting Schaefer’s Headstone

The headstone for Charles F. Schaefer was first found lying face up below the grass line and filled with water. From here the headstone was repositioned onto its side facing South which allowed the water to drain and the Sun to dry it.

Next the stone was up righted and grouted to its base.

Since the steel bars that previously held the headstone onto the base had rusted away, the grout used to cement the upright portion of the stone to its base could not securely hold the two pieces together.

A concrete collar was added to secure the two pieces together and also provide protection from the mowing equipment. The Charles E. Schaefer headstone should now remain up right for a long long time.

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