Dr. Wayne Wilks SCHAFFER

Male 1918 - 2009  (90 years)


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  • Name Wayne Wilks SCHAFFER  [2

    • Obit for Wayne Wilks Schaffer
      born Nov. 1, 1918 in Auburn, Nemaha, NE.
      died. Mar. 24, 2009 Rock Port, MO.
      served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. inducted Jan. 21, 1942. He received an honorable discharge on Oct. 26, 1945.
      He was married Aug. 3, 1944 to Emilie H. Langr in Sand Point, ID.
      He graduated from Auburn High School in 1936. He then attended Peru State Teachers College for one year. and attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, MO. where he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
      He was also production manager for Auburn, Machine Works. In 1965 resumed the practice of chiropractic in Rock Port, MO. and opened his own practice in Tarkio, Mo. in 1966. He retired in 1990.
      His wife preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Mar. 28, 2009.
      Rock Port, Mo.
      Wayne Wilks Schaffer, 90, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Rock Port, Mo. He was born Nov. 1, 1918 in Auburn to Dr. Brady B. and Lora (Dodds) Schaffer.
      Wayne attended Auburn High School and graduated in 1936. He then attended Peru State College for one year and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Mo., where he graduated as a doctor of chiropractic.
      On Jan. 21, 1942, Wayne was inducted into the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. While stationed in the Philippines, he served as a pharmacist mate and x-ray technician. He received his honorable discharge on Oct. 26, 1945.
      On Aug. 3, 1944, he married Emilie H. Langr in Sand Point, Idaho. After returning from the service, the couple moved to Chicago, where Wayne did post-graduate studies at what is now the National University of Health Sciences. After practicing in Marshall, Mo., they moved back to Auburn, where Wayne worked as production manager for Auburn Machine Works. In 1965, he resumed the practice of chiropractic with Dr. Gallup in Rock Port, Mo. He opened his own practice in Tarkio, Mo., in 1966, retiring in 1990. He continued to live in Tarkio until recently.
      He was an active member of the American Legion in Auburn and Tarkio, as well as the Legion?s Drum and Bugle Corp in Auburn. While there, he was a member of the Auburn Housing Board. As a member of the Auburn Christian Church and the Tarkio Christian Church, he served as deacon and elder. He was a member of various chiropractic associations and was a former Tarkio City councilman. Wayne also served on the Tarkio Housing Board. He joined the Auburn Eagles Club, where he developed a skill for dancing.
      Since the age of 8, Wayne was an avid wood worker, a hobby by which he expressed his creative talents.
      He is preceded in death by his wife, Emilie; one brother, Leon Schaffer; and one sister, Ruth Schaffer. He is survived by one son, Gary Schaffer and his wife, Martha, Nebraska City, and one daughter, Betsy Thomas and her husband, Jerry, Rock Port. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, Matthew Schaffer, Amy Reynolds, Lora Burki, Anne Reynolds, Mindy Walker, Clint Thomas and Kerry Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Brody Schaffer, Emilie Burki, Will and Ben Walker, Hannah and Carter Thomas; one sister, Muriel B. Reichardt; sister-in-law, Barbara Schaffer; numerous nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 28, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Interment will be at Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
      There is no scheduled family visitation. Open visitation will begin after 9 a.m. Friday, March 27, at Davis Funeral Home.
      Memorials are suggested to Tarkio Christian Church or Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
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    Title Dr. 
    Born 1 Nov 1918  Auburn, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Living with parents in Auburn, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1930  Living with parents in Douglas, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1940  Living with parents in Auburn, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 24 Mar 2009  Rock Port, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Tarkio Home Cemetery, Tarkio, Atchison Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I79479  Main Tree
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2015 

    Father Brady B. SCHAFFER,   b. 16 Mar 1887, Lucas, Russell Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Lora Alma Belle DODDS,   b. 1887, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979, Auburn, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F11934  Group Sheet

    Family Emilie LANGR,   b. 15 Jul 1918,   d. 23 Oct 1997  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1944  [5
    Children 
     1. Gary SCHAFFER
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F31973  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Nov 1918 - Auburn, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Living with parents in Auburn, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Living with parents in Douglas, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Living with parents in Auburn, Nemaha Co., Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Mar 2009 - Rock Port, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tarkio Home Cemetery, Tarkio, Atchison Co., Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S7796] 1920 Census Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska.

    3. [S7797] 1930 Census Douglas, Nemaha County, Nebraska.

    4. [S7798] 1940 Census Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska.

    5. [S7800] Obituary Notice for Wayne Wilks Schaffer.