He was born Nov. 27, 1925 in Fayette, Ohio, the son of Earl and Helen (Quillet) Schaffner. He married Janis Figy on Oct. 5, 1949, and she preceded him in death in 2001.
Robert was a lifelong area farmer. Prior to his retirement, he also worked for Delta Livestock, Figy’s Poultry Farm, Ziegler’s Feeder Pigs, Doctor Bay Veterinarian and Kolb Feed Mill in Wauseon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Church of God in Wauseon, where he was active in the men’s group. He was also a member of the Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post in Wauseon and the 100 Bushel Corn Club. He was a former member of the Pike Township School PTA.
Robert is survived by four sons, Brent (and Sandi) Schaffner of Alvordton, Brian “Shifty” (and Julie) Schaffner, Tim (and Deb) Schaffner and Rusty (and Michelle) Schaffner, all of Wauseon; two daughters, Rhonda (and Mike) Borton and Sandra (and Tom) Cunningham, both of Wauseon; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul (and Goldie) Schaffner of Fayette; two sisters, Ardith Rupp of Archbold and Lynette (and Norm) Hooker of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Kay Schaffner; his parents, and one brother, Arlen Schaffner.
Funeral services are Aug. 28 at the First Church of God in Wauseon with Pastor Wes Glines officiating. Burial will follow in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God or Fulton Manor.
Arrangements were handled by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home.