Name: Schafer, Ted Donald
Burial Date: 2014, 09/19
Age at Death: 72
Plot Location: 980 A Cremains
Notes: h/Carolyn G(Harmon) US Army Reserves
War: Vietnam War
Born: March 12, 1942
Died: September 12, 2014
Ted Schafer, 72, of Hutchinson passed away at home on Sept. 12, 2014. Ted was born in Sterling, Kan., to Don and Cleta Jeter Schafer on March 12, 1942. He graduated from Alden High School and attended Hutchinson Community College.
On Nov. 12, 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Harmon in Alden, Kan. They had three children, Todd, Dean and Leigh.
Ted farmed for many years in the Alden and Sterling area, and then later became a supervisor at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. After retiring, he was a partner and manager of Salt City Payday Loan. Ted was a member of the American Legion and the ROMEOS. He served in the Army Reserves. Ted enjoyed working in his workshop and riding his Can-Am Spyder. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, Todd (Suzanne) Schafer of Belton, Mo.; daughter, Leigh Riggs of Hutchinson; sister, Connie (David) Moore of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Matt Schafer and fiancee Shawna Robl, Ellinwood, Spencer Riggs, Hutchinson, Kyle Riggs, Great Bend, and Brooke Boeken, Sterling; in-laws, Warren and Jan Wisby, Hutchinson, Keith and Teresa Harmon, and Bud and Marty Harmon of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Dean; brother-in-law, Rex Harmon; niece, DeLora Wisby Butts; and nephew, Steven Harmon.
Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, all at Elliott Mortuary. Inurnment will follow in Sterling Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Chronic Disease Fund Assistance Program or Hospice of Reno County, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main St., Hutchinson, KS 67501