Goodbye – Brian “Senior” Schafer, MD [2020-09-09]

With great sadness, we say goodbye to Brian “Senior” Schafer, MD. Senior passed away on September 9, 2020. He enthusiastically introduced traditional arts to family and friends in joyful song, playing guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass by ear. His wife said, “He was the energy and center of our family circle. Through 20 years of attending Wheatland, he introduced generations of new Wheaties. Every year he excitedly looked through the festival program, so as to not miss a thing. He performed on the Centennial Stage and for hours at our campsite, amazing all who strolled by. Not only was he an accomplished cardiologist and generous Wheatland benefactor, he carried a deep sincere love for music. Music allowed Senior to showcase his soul, his drive, and zest for life.”