Howard Lee Schafer, 70, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Kechi, KS. He was a retired maintenance technician and had worked for Larry Premer and for the City of Wichita. He also farmed.
Howard was born on April 1, 1948, in Wichita, KS, the son of Bernard G. Schafer, Jr. and Adeline (Sellberg) Schafer. He graduated from Wichita North High School and attended Wichita State University.
Howard attended Bethel Life Church in Wichita and Countryside Covenant Church in McPherson.
Survivors include: four children, Dena Goodall of Rose Hill, KS, Dana Zimmerman of St. Vincent, AR, Tricia Smith of Morrilton, AR, and Dave Schafer and wife, Sheryl, of McPherson, KS; significant other, Donna Frick of Kechi, KS; brother, Clyde Schafer and wife, Kathleen, of Batavia, IL; sister, Joyce Hart and husband, Darrel, of Wichita, KS; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Paul Zimmerman.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 26, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Jon Black officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to Harry Hynes Hospice, Bethel Life Church, Wichita or Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Howard Lee Schafer please visit our Sympathy Store.