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John Arnold Schaffer

Reflector • Updated Dec 8, 2019 at 2:37 PM

NORWALK — John A, Schaffer, husband of the late Doris Ann (White), passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2019,  in the comfort of his home surrounded by family.

John was an excavating contractor and started his own business in 1967, better known as Schaffer Backhoe. He had a great love of nature, farming, and John Deere tractors. He gave generously of his time to his family, church, and anyone who needed a helping hand and is now released from his suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

He is now with Doris, his beloved wife of 60 years of married life, who preceded him in death four years ago, along with their daughter, Angela Schlotterer; and their great-grandchild, Jude Linder; his parents, Leonard and Francis Schaffer; mother- and father-in-law, Raymond and Marguerite White; brothers, Fr. Arnold Schaffer, Fred, Pete (Pauline), Joe (Marianne), Bernard (Mary); and sisters, Sister Mary Lenarda, Sister Francis Marie, Magaret (Chet Wasiniak), and Ophelia.

John is survived by his sons, Mark (Diane Cutnaw), Dennis, Donald, Randy, Scott (Cheryl Phillips), Jody (Faith Davis), and Matthew; daughters, Sister Carolyn Marie, Lynnette (Eric Baldwin), Michelle (Roger Jones), and Brenda (Carl Geyer); brothers, Leonard, and Alex; sister-in-law, Dorthey Schaffer; 26 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1322 Settlement Road, Peru Township. The Rev. Ron Shock will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Alphonsus Parish Building Project, 1322 Settlement Road, Peru, OH 44857,  Sisters of Notre Dame,3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo, OH, 43623, or Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH, 44840.

Condolences may be shared at walkereastmanheydingerfh.com.

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