~Jerome "Jerry" Schaeffer, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at his home in Laughlin, Nev.

~He was born on December 1, 1949 in Moline, Ill. to George and Viola Christner Schaeffer. He married Barbara Bealer Zaiss in 1972.

~He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 39 years, Barbara Schaeffer.

~Jerry is survived by his loving wife Ella Schaeffer of Laughlin, Nev.; two daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Bishop of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Carrie (Penny) Calhoun of Laughlin, Nev.; two sons, John Zaiss of Laughlin, Nev. and James (Tish) Zaiss of Bullhead City, Ariz.; brother George (Nancy) Schaeffer, Jr. of Moline Ill.; sister Josephine (Mike) Johnson of Springfield, Ohio; and 15 grandchildren.

~A memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Riverside Casino Bowling Center, Casino Drive, Laughlin, Nev.

Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Feb. 28 to Mar. 7, 2014