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Robert L. SCHAFFNER Obituary

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SCHAFFNER, Robert L. 86, of Fort Myers Beach, FL and formerly of Springfield passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born December 24, 1926 in Springfield the son of Lewis C. and Gwenna M. (Brecht) Schaffner. Robert was a graduate of Springfield High and joined the United States Navy in 1944 at age 17. He served 4 years and went around the world twice with the Navy. He attended The Ohio State University and retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base with 36 years service. After retiring, Robert enjoyed fishing in the warm climate of Florida. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Anthony Lodge #455 F & AM, was Past High Priest of Shawnee Chapter #237, member of Springfield Council, Palestine Commandery, Antioch Shrine Valley of Dayton, and the Moose Lodge and VFW Post 1003 in Ft. Myers. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Mark Allen and Susan Schaffner of Cincinnati, OH; one daughter and son-in-law Sue and Robert Diehl of Springfield; two grandsons Sam Schaffner, and Zach (Jamie) Schaffner, both of Northern Kentucky; two great granddaughters Brooklyn and Madison Schaffner. He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline Schaffner April 8, 2000. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 AM. in the Memorial Home with Rev. Dr. Kim Katterheinrich officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com

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Published in Springfield News-Sun from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2013
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