Name: Victoria Keup Schafer
Death: September 2, 2019, Hocking Hills State Park
Victoria, a 44-year-old photographer and mother to four children, tragically lost her life in 2019.
Victoria Keup Schafer, 44, of Chillicothe, died unexpectedly September 2, 2019, while exercising her passion for photography in Hocking Hills State Park.
She is survived by her husband Fritz Schafer, her children, John, Emily, Madelyn, and Grace; her mother, Jennifer Keup, of Cornelius, NC; her father, Rick (Catherine) Keup, of Fripp Island, SC; and a sister, Catherine (Mario) Muth, of Luxembourg.
Victoria attended Parkersburg High School, received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University, and her Masters degree in Labor Relations from the University of Cincinnati.
Owner of Victoria Schafer Photography, she was especially known for her underwater photography, wedding photos, family photos, baby photos, high school seniors, and candid photos of the Fire and Police Departments. She further owned a TSS school and sports photography franchise. She was also the Petland Human Resources Director. She volunteered for “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.” She enjoyed international travel, time with her family, and volunteered with a large number of local and regional civic organizations.