Graveside Services for Jeff J. Schaffer age 58, of Wayne, will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Please bring lawn chairs. Visitation will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Masks are required.
He passed away on Friday at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. Memorials may be directed to the Schaffer Family for later designation. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Jeffrey James Schaffer was born February 23, 1962, in Norfolk to James and Sharon (Settje) Schaffer. He graduated in 1981, from Wayne High School. Jeff married Peg Nelson August 28, 1999, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The couple lived on a “farm” just south of Wayne. Jeff was one of the first eighteen people hired during the construction of the Timpte Trailers Plant in Wayne, now Great Dane Trailers. Over his 35-year career with the company, he worked in various job levels most recently as a Buyer Acquisition Parts Coordinator. Jeff was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and Wayne Eagles Club Aerie #3757. Jeff was a friend to everyone and always willing to help anybody. He enjoyed spending time with friends as a member of the golf league and pool league, racing RC cars on his own track in his back yard and raising homing pigeons and other exotic animals.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Peg; their children, Jennifer (Michelle) Taylor of California; Blake (Amanda) Schaffer of Florida, Cassie Davis, Jared (Kristi) Nelson, Alec Schaffer and Kearstin Schaffer all of Wayne; mother and step-father, Sharon and Jerry Junck of Wayne; brothers, Paul (Pam) Schaffer of Arkansas and Kyle Schaffer of Washington; and seven grandchildren; aunts; uncles; and cousins.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents and, father, James Schaffer.