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Gerald Schaffer

January 1, 1939 — April 8, 2020

Gerald Schaffer

Gerald Leroy Schaffer, 81, of Sawyer passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at his home in the care of his family.

A funeral service will be held at 1 O'clock PM on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5791 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 3-5 PM on Sunday at River Valley High School, 15480 Three Oaks Rd, Three Oaks. Final resting place will be at New Troy Cemetery, New Troy.  Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 5701 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, MI 49125, River Valley Senior Center, PO Box 275, Harbert, Michigan 49115 or River Valley Athletics, 15480 Three Oaks Road, Three Oaks, MI 49128. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com

Gerald was born January 1, 1939,  in New Troy, Michigan, the son of the late Albert  Henry and Marie Martha (Gnodtke) Schaffer. On August 8, 1959  he married  Peggie Jean Bueghly  celebrating 60 years together. Jerry and Peggie enjoyed traveling together and spending time with their grandchildren.  Besides his love of basketball, he also enjoyed being outdoors and working around his home and property.  For 48 years Jerry taught and coached with 38 years at River Valley High School.  He was a life long  member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sawyer.

Survivors include his wife Peggie; sons: Gary (Becky) Schaffer, Gregg (Julie) Schaffer, David (Cathy) Schaffer and Doug (Peggy) Schaffer; grandchildren: Arron, Josh, Lindsey, Andrew, Micah, Emma, Jenna, Rylee Schaffer; brother: Albert Schaffer; sister: Alice Germain.

Gerald  was preceded in death by his brothers: Robert and Ronald Schaffer.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

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Trinity Lutheran Church

5791 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125

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