LACROSSE — Juanita A. Schaffer, 85, died April 14, 2017, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. Born Feb. 5, 1932, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter of Stephen S. and Pauline (Dater) Urban. On May 11, 1949, she married Michael C. Schaffer at Holy Cross Church in Pfeifer. He preceded her in death March 22, 2013. A lifelong resident of Rush County she was a homemaker and farm wife.
Mrs. Schaffer was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and St. Ann’s Altar Society, both of Liebenthal. She served as a past president and treasurer of the altar society.
Survivors include, two sons, Leland Schaffer (Jan), of Liebenthal, and Harvey Schaffer (Laurie), of Great Bend; one daughter, Donna Herrman, (James), of Olathe; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Roy Michael Schaffer; six brothers, Joseph Urban, George Urban, Anton Urban, Benedict Urban, Daniel Urban, and Sylvester Urban; and six sisters, Regina Weiser, Anna Haberman, Monica Urban, Barbara Sanders, Philomena Cassan, and Eva Marie Urban.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Liebenthal with Father Eric Awuah-Gymfi officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Liebenthal. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., with a vigil service and rosary at 7 p.m., today at the Janousek Funeral Home in LaCrosse. Church visitation will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Altar Society in Liebenthal. Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at www.charterfunerals.com/locations/janousek-lacrosse.php.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home*
719 Pine Street
P.O. Box 550
LaCrosse, KS 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 18, 2017