Jerry Schaeffer


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Posted Online: March 15, 2014, 5:59 pm
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Jerry Schaeffer, 64, of Laughlin, Nev., formerly of Moline, passed away Feb. 19, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Greenrock Freewill Baptist Church, 918 2nd St., Colona.
He was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Moline and resided in Laughlin for the past 15 years.
He retired from John Deere with 30 years of service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a good friend. He enjoyed going to the casino, fishing and, in his youth, he loved drag racing.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Christner Schaeffer, and his father, George Schaeffer.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Ella; daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Bishop, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Carrie (Penny) Calhoun, Laughlin; stepsons, John Zaiss, Laughlin, and James Zaiss, Bullhead City, Ariz.; stepdaughters, Deanna (Merle) DeBord and Stephani (Dean) DeBord; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, George Schaeffer, Moline; and sister, Josephine Johnson, Ohio.












 



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