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Dennis E. Schaffner, 79, of Greenville, Ill., formerly of New Douglas, died on Wednes- day, June 15, 2022, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 16, 1942, in East St. Louis, the son of Eugene and Anita (Flech- sig) Schaffner. He married Carol A. Skipper on July 14, 1962, at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Cahokia. Carol preceded him

in death on Sept. 14, 2015. Dennis graduated from Dupo High School in 1960. He and his family moved to New Douglas in 1972. He worked as a termi- nal superintendent for Phillips Petroleum and retired in 2000. Dennis spent his time with fam- ily at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was an avid golfer. In his younger days he loved playing traveling ball with the "Sinoviks" team. He loved playing kittenball and softball in New Douglas. He also enjoyed bowling. Dennis was a member of the Fraternal Shiloh Eagles #545 and the New Doug- las Volunteer Fire Department. He served as the New Douglas PTO president. When his wife Carol passed away, he moved to

Greenville in 2016.

Dennis is survived by his

daughters, Jacqueline (Randy) Schaffner-Burks, Jeanine (Jim) Leitschuh; grandson, Devon (Lauren) Leitschuh; brother, Mi- chael(Sue)Schaffner;andsister- in-law, Betty Skipper Courtney. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Carol; brother, Wayne Schaffner; and brother-in- law, Jesse Skipper.

A graveside service and inter- ment of cremains will be held at a later date at the New Douglas Cemetery in New Douglas.

Lesicko Funeral Home in Liv- ingston is in charge of arrange- ments. Condolences may be left online at http://www.lesickofuneral

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