Jeff J. Schaffer 58, of Wayne, died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. The Rev. Jim Splitt and PMA Deb Hammer will officiate. Those attending are asked to please bring lawn chairs. Visitation, with masks required, will be Tuesday, July 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church 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 Feb. 23. 1962 in Norfolk to James and Sharon (Settje ) Schaffer. He graduated in 1981 from Wayne High School. Jeff married Peg Nelson on Aug. 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 18 people hired during the construction of the Tempte 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.
Survivors 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.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and, father, James Schaffer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jennifer Taylor, Cassie Davis, Blake Schaffer, Jared Nelson, Alec Schaffer and Kearstin Schaffer.
Active pallbearers will Brad Hansen, Craig Tentinger, Dave Cederlind, Mike Kaup, Mike Lutt and Larry Lueders.