December 7, 1933 - June 28, 2018
Richard G. “Dick” Schaffner, age 84, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 in his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born December 7, 1933 in Morenci, Michigan, son of the late Gerald and Marie (Estel) Schaffner. He and Joanne Staskiewicz Lubnau were married on Dec. 26, 1998 in Port Sanilac. Dick retired from Sanilac intermediate school district where he served as an administrator. Prior to taking the position in Sanilac County he was a Teacher, Farmer, OSU Agricultural Extension Agent, part-time electrician, umpire, and Air Force Lieutenant. He was active in the communities that he lived in, serving as a leader in Lions Club, city council, 4H, FFA and church council. Dick held degrees from both The Ohio State University and Michigan State University. He will be remembered for lifelong learning, his love for reading, his sense of humor and love for family. Surviving are his wife Joanne; sons James (Tara) and David (Erin); daughter Sarah (Doug) Schrock; grandchildren James (Jessica) and Abigail Schaffner, Eric, Andrew and Nick Schaffner and Kate (Klein) Gnagey, Hannah and Ian Schrock; and a great granddaughter Margot Gnagey; step daughters Michelle (Craig) Chipman and Alicia (Hagan) Brown; and step grandchildren Paige Chipman, Trevor (Allison) Chipman, Sophie and Tessa Brown. Dick will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Visitation will be at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington from 9 A.M. to 12 Noon, Saturday, Aug. 11. A memorial Mass will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, August 11 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Sanilac. The Rev. Donald Eppenbrock will officiate. Inurnment will be at Old St. Mary Columbarium. Memorials are suggested to McLaren Hospice or the Sanilac District Library.
Richard G. “Dick” Schaffner, age 84, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 in his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born December 7, 1933 in Morenci, Michigan, son of the late Gerald and Marie (Estel) Schaffner. He and Joanne... View Obituary & Service Information
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