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Chris Schafers

April 7, 1957 ~ February 13, 2019 (age 61)

Christopher Joseph Schafers was born on April 7, 1957, at St. Mary's Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma. The fourth child of Victor Augustine and Madonna Schafers.

Christopher was a graduate of Emporia High School in Emporia, Kansas. He enlisted in the Navy soon after. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Rich, Marven Shields, Law, and the USS Decatur. He received a medical discharge in November of 1980. He was employed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the San Diego Naval Base. He Returned to the Midwest and took a position at Whitman Air Force Base in Missouri and then transferred to Fort Riley Military Base in Kansas.

He earned his bachelor of business degree in 2017 from McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He was a member of the American Legion and Good News Christian Fellowship Church in Marion, Kansas.

Christopher passed away on Wednesday, February 13th at the Veteran's Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

He is survived by his mother, Madonna Schafers of Marion, Kansas, a brother, Victor J. Schafers of Wichita, five sisters, Deborah Cisneras, Teresita Williams, Tina Hulett of Emporia, Helena Frizell of Indianola, Iowa, and Mary Raleigh of Marion, Kansas, 17 nephews and nieces and 15 great nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father Victor Augustine Schafers, two sisters, Madonna Annette Hedgecock and Geraldine Ann Schafers, and an infant brother Herman Joseph Schafers.

Donations may be made to:

Good News Christian Fellowship Church
c/o Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Marion KS 66861

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