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Obituary for Edward Schaeffer

Edward Murray Schaeffer, 86, of Leavenworth, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at Olathe Hospice House. He was born March 14, 1937, in Yoe, Penn., the son of Paul M. and Franey K. (Wilt) Schaeffer.

On July 20, 1962, Edward married Mari Lou Frazell in Papillion, Neb. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, Tony Schaeffer of Overland Park, Kan.; two daughters, Pam Frizzelle of Columbia, Ill., and Arianne Burgoon of Bonner Springs, Kan.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Edward served in the United States Air Force, receiving a Bronze Star and Joint Service Commendation Medals before honorably retiring after 24 years of service. He also worked for and retired from the V.A. Medical Center after 20 years.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing chess, reading and bird watching.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to The Wounded Warrior Project.