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Larry Schaffer


July 18, 2018

Aug. 4, 1932 – July 9, 2018

Larry Lee Schaffer, 85, formerly of Sweet Home, died peacefully at his home on July 9, 2018. 

The youngest and eighth child of Charles and Rose Schaffer, he was born Aug. 4, 1932 in Eugene and grew up on his family’s farm in Lorane.  

Mr. Schaffer met Lois Barrett on a blind date and they married Feb. 9, 1954 in Reno, Nev.  They had three daughters.  

Mr. Schaffer was a plywood mill worker, an asphalt tanker truck driver, a rock crusher operator and always a farmer at heart. He lived in Lorane, Eugene and Prine-ville, and spent two years working in Sol...

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