KENNETH R. SCHAFFER, 84 MILO, Iowa - Kenneth R. Schaffer, 84, of Milo passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Circle of Life Hospice & Legacy Lodge in Chariton. Kenneth was born on July 9, 1929, in Belvidere, Illinois to Albert and Alabina (Shawvan) Schaffer. He received his education from Belvidere High School in 1946. Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Air Force and United States Navy Corps. He enlisted in the Navy in 1947 until 1950, when he would enlist in the Air Force to serve during the Korean War. Kenneth was united in marriage on April 1, 1950, to Elizabeth "Betty" Pierson, to their union came four children: Kenneth Jr., Lorrie, Bobby and David. Kenneth and Betty would later divorce. Kenneth married again on May 26, 1989, to Margie (Turner) Correll. Kenneth continued his education at Rock Valley Community College in Rockford, Illinois and Lake City Community College in Lake City, Florida. Manley Ford in Belvidere, Illinois employed Kenneth as an auto mechanic. He choose to move south and work at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club in Hernando, Florida. He and Margie eventually moved back north, relocating to Milo, Iowa. For the last 14 years, Kenneth worked at Shady Oaks Golf Course in Ackworth, Iowa, where he helped mow the course and service the golf carts. Kenneth was a member of the Milo Christian Union Church and a former member of the Moose Lodge in Dunnellon, Florida. Kenneth learned to fly airplanes earlier in his life. He loved the outdoors and spent time both hunting and fishing. Kenneth enjoyed working with wood and made clocks for his family members. Kenneth followed both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. As he grew older his favorite hobby became golf. Golf was a big part of Kenneth's life during the season. He cherished the time he had on the course, whether working or playing. Many friends and family will miss Kenneth Schaffer. Survivors include, his wife, Margie Schaffer of Milo; four children, Kenneth Schaffer (Tammy) of Belvidere, IL, Lorrie Peters (Jim) of Indianola, Bobby Schaffer (Christine) of Hazel Green, WI, David Schaffer (Nett) of Milo; three stepchildren, Sandra Jones (Ron) of Peru, IN, Jeffrey Garbert of Sandyville, IA, Lori Salmons of Logansport, IN; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; 2 nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother and sister in law; William H. and Sara Lu Turner. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Milo, with Rev. Mike Nodland officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior from 1 to 2 p.m. Full Military Honors will be presented following the service at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Milo. Memorials may be given to Circle of Life Hospice & Legacy Lodge in Chariton. Condolences may be shared at www.pierschbacherfuneral home.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2014