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John Schaffrinski

September 30, 1928 — September 19, 2015

John Schaffrinski


John Schaffrinski, 86 of Bridgman passed away on Saturday Sept. 19, 2015 at his home in the care of his family.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2673 W. John Beers, Stevensville with Reverend Brett Ehlke officiating. Inurnment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Berrien County Cancer Service, 7301 Red Arrow Hwy., Stevensville, MI 49127 or St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stevensville.

John was born September 30, 1928 in Germany, the son of the late Johann and Anna (Goss) Schaffrinski. He worked in tool & die and retired from Adco Die Casting Corp, Bridgman.

On June 30, 1951 he married Erna Guse. John and Erna were faithful members of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stevensville.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Erna; two daughters - Karin (Patrick) Duensing of St. Joseph and Heidi (Michael) Deja of Bridgman; five grandchildren - Hilary (Jerry) Kalin, Kelly (Andrew) Wilson, Emily Deja, Andrew (Hannah) Deja and Ellen Deja (fiancé Daniel Napier). He also has five great grandchildren.

John was also preceded in death by a brother, a half sister and two half brothers.

Memorial Service

11 AM ,Tuesday, September 22, 2015
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
2673 West John Beers Stevensville, MI 49127
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