Schaffner, Jon

Written by David Green.

Jon D. Schaffner, 69, of Pettisville, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Toledo Hospital.

He was born Nov. 18, 1940, in Gorham Township, Ohio, to the late Gaylord and Helen (Rollins) Schaffner. Jon married Barb Colegrove on June 8, 1994, in Pettisville, and she survives.

Jon was a 1958 graduate of Gorham Fayette High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Morehead State College, a masters degree in education from Michigan State University, and a Specialist’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He spent his career as an educator and athletic coach for 35 years. Jon enjoyed playing cards at the VFW, liked to farm and golf, and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Detroit Tigers fan.

Besides his wife, survivors include one son, Eric Schaffner of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; one daughter, Jill (and James) Whaley of Cranbury, N.J.; four step-children; two brothers, Alan (and Ginny) Schaffner and Gayle (and Diana) Schaffner, both of Fayette; two sisters, Sharon (and Mick) Hartsell of Wauseon, Ohio, and Janet Sue (and David) Sheely of Hudson, Mich.; four grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, and six step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Kathy Currier officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

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