John Will Schaffer

March 23, 1932November 24, 2013

John “Piddle” Schaffer, age 81, of Sikeston, died November 24, 2013 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1932, in Catron, Mo., to the late Illia and Jessie Wren Schaffer. He was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston where he served as deacon and superintendent of Sunday school for over 25 years. He retired from Noranda Aluminum after 28 years of service. He was in the Army and served in the Korean War. On September 30, 1950, in Pigott Arkansas he married Ruth Buchanan, and she survives of the home. Other Survivors include; one son and daughter -in- law, Jamie and Sherry Schaffer of Sikeston; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Tammy and Lynn McMackin of Sikeston, Debbie and Mike Limberg of Ceresco Nebraska; one brother Ezra Hooven of Florida; three sisters, Lorene Willard of Equality IL, Rose Reynolds of Rockford IL and Mary Jo Nichols of Tuscola IL; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one great-great grandchild, one brother and one sister. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Charles Woodard will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jamie Schaffer, Jody O’Barr, Michael Schaffer, Chris Schaffer, Lynn McMackin and Joe Buchanan. Honorary Pallbearers will be Collin Putnam, Charles Smith, Preston Arnold and David DeRoush. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston with full military honors.


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February 22, 2014

Dad, my life will never be the same. You were my protector and you made me feel like I would always be taken care of. I don't know how to go on the same dad. I hope you put your angel wings on and hug all of us and keep us safe. You will always be the best thing in our lives. Your daughter Debbie

December 8, 2013

I will miss you. the laughs and talks . The good mornings Sherry. The hugs
That wonderful smile. All the times u thanked me for helping you
The working on the cars. The sitting out in the shed talking laughing. the way you got happy and took off fast when it was time to do dishes. You loved us all . We all loved you. Your daughter- in-law Sherry Schaffer

Teleda Westhouse

December 7, 2013

Dear Uncle Piddle,
I will miss you so much. If I close my eyes I can see that beautiful smile of yours. You set the standards of what a real man should be: Kind, loving, generous, fun, dependable and strong. Your passing has left a big hole in all of our hearts. Love You Forever - Teleda

Jamie Schaffer

December 3, 2013

Dad, There is so many things I want to say to you.I remember when you would call me at work almost everyday and want to work on that Lincoln and that old ford.I would get off of work and come home and you would be in the garage waiting on me.I will miss those phone calls and you sitting there in your chair.At least you are walking with God looking over all of us and if I need you I will meet you in your recliner.I never tell people I love them even though I would die for them.I know its too late but I love you Dad and I miss you so much I feel empty.You will ALWAYS live in me

Jamie Schaffer

December 2, 2013

Dad, There is nothing I can do to bring you back but if I could go back I would have been so much different.There are no words I can say except I love you and you was a great dad.I have learned a lot from you. I will miss you calling me at work and us sitting in the garage working on the old Lincoln and the old ford.I love and miss you so bad I feel empty inside.But I know God has you and you are watching over us.I hope you don't mind but I have been sitting in your chair, its still has your cologne smell.I feel close to you there.I love you

December 2, 2013

I will be thinking of you Ruth and your family. Scott chartrau

Debbie Limberg

December 1, 2013

Our lives will never be the same dad without you. You held our family together with love and faith. Please watch over us. We miss you so much

tammy mcmackin

November 28, 2013

love u dad I miss u so much.