May 12, 1932 - May 20, 2007
NORWALK - Bernard W. Schaffer, 75, of Norwalk, died Sunday evening at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
He was born May 12, 1932 in Peru Township and was a 1950 graduate of Monroeville High School.
He served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean War serving on the USCG Balsam from 1951 until 1954. He was a carpenter and worked for various contractors building over 32 homes in the Norwalk area. He was a life member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Norwalk VFW Post 2743 and the American Legion Post 41.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Jean Schaffer of Claremore, Okla., Robin and Alisa Schaffer and Jeffrey and Elaine Schaffer, both of Norwalk; daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Mark Lee of Monroeville, Maria and Paul Temple II and Bernadette Seitz, both of Norwalk; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Sister Lenarda of Toledo and Sister Frances Marie of Kankakee, Ill.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard Schaffer, Alex and Betty Schaffer and John and Doris Schaffer, all of Norwalk; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Schaffer in 2004; parents, Leonard and France (Hohler) Schaffer; brothers, Rev. Aronald Schaffer, Peter Schaffer, Frederick Schaffer and Joseph Schaffer; and sisters, Ophelia Storme and Margaret Wasiniak.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1360 Settlement Road, Norwalk. The Rev. Kenneth Lill will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Alphonsus Festival Fund, 1360 Settlement Road, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.