Diane Schafer


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Posted Online: Jan. 28, 2013, 8:41 pm
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Diane Lois Schafer, 70, of Rock Island, died on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Diane was born on Feb. 9, 1942, in Chicago, the daughter of James and Lois Bangston McGuire. She married Otis Dee Schafer on June 11, 1960, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1997. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Daniel (Debbie) Schafer, Rock Island, Scott (Laurie) Schafer, Moline, Donald Schafer and Susan Buckley, Rock Island, LeAnn (Ryan) Norris, Davenport, Holly Schafer and Tom Brockman, Moline; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, James (Marian) McGuire Jr., Moline.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Nancy Drehmel and Joan McGuire.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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