Sept. 11, 2007
WELLINGTON - Robert J. "Bob" Schaffer, 63, of Wellington, died at EMH Regional Healthcare Center in Elyria after a sudden illness.
He was born in Norwalk, son of the late Florian and Mildred (Braden) Schaffer.
Bob was employed as the groundskeeper for the Lorain County Fairgrounds for the last 30 years. He enjoyed pony pulling and was a member of the North Central Ohio Pony Pullers Association for many years. His love later became pulling draft horses, during which time he was a member of the Buckeye Horse Pullers Association. Bob's favorite pastime was spending time with all of his grandchildren and the terrific group of friends he developed over the years.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia (Wolfe) Schaffer; children and their spouses, Brenda (Harry "Joe") Wetherbee of Wellington, Mike (Vickie) Schaffer of Spencer, and Susie (Kraig) Reber of Wellington; 13 grandchildren; siblings and their spouses, Vera (Resor) Slagle, Frank Resor, Martha Resor, Martin Resor, Doug Resor, Roy Resor, Betty (Resor) Penson, and Tom Resor; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Joseph Schaffer.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday in Fair Hall at the Lorain County Fairgrounds, where services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Burial will take place in North Fairfield Cemetery.