Joseph P. "Joe" Schaffitzel passed away on May 12th, 2014 at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife Pat, children Ryan (Terri Schaffitzel) and Jana (Chad Lewis), and grandchildren Brant, Brock, Carter, and Addyson.
Joe was born the son of Jerome and Bernadine Schaffitzel on March 22nd, 1949 in Springfield, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jay. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. Joe graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1967. He dedicated a great deal of his life to Schaffitzel's Greenhouse as owner and floral designer. His work earned him a selection to do the floral design for the presidential inauguration for President George H.W. Bush. He also served on the Springfield Public School Board from 1990-1996, serving as president for two of those years. Joe spent the last years of his life giving back to the community as a substance abuse counselor, a job that he truly loved. He was a personal friend of Bill W.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 16th from 6-8p.m.at Greenlawn East Funeral Home, 3540 E. Seminole. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17th at 4:00p.m. at Pathways United Methodist Church, 1232 E. Dale St. with pie and coffee to be served immediately following.
Greenlawn Funeral Home East - Springfield
3540 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65809
Published in the News-Leader from May 15 to May 17, 2014