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James L. Schaffnit

September 19, 1934 ~ November 10, 2016 (age 82)

   James L. Schaffnit, 82, of Quincy, died at 7:07 a.m. Thursday (November 10, 2016) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born September 19, 1934 in Quincy, Jim was the son of Everett and Genevieve Mohow Schaffnit. He married Carol Bennett and to that union came three children, James K., Linda and Christine.  He married Terry Kessler Huff on April 9, 2001 in Reno, Nevada. She survives.

   Mr. Schaffnit served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

   Jim enjoyed being with his friends at the Quincy V. F. W. Post, playing cards and going to the "Boat". He was a former member of the Quincy Elks Lodge and South Side Boat Club where he enjoyed trap shooting.  Jim was devoted to his family and loved spending time with them and he will be remembered as one who always had a soft spot in his heart for animals.

   Jim was employed as a Truck Driver for various truck companies. He retired in 1996 after many years with Yellow Trucking Company.

   Survivors include his wife, Terry; three children, James K. Schaffnit of Champaign, IL, Linda Moore of Quincy and Christine Smith (Gordon) of Quincy; two step children, Michelle Long (Mike) of Camp Point, IL and Susan Bowen (Joe) of Golden, IL; three grandchildren, Nathan Moore (Lacy), Michael Smith Sr. and Mark Smith (Candice) all of Quincy; six great grandchildren, Emma Moore, Grady Moore, Hailie Smith, Michael Smith Jr., Zoey Smith and Myles Smith; his  mother in law, Esther Sedelmeier of Quincy; a sister in law, Nancy Schaffnit of Quincy; and many loving step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Kylee Biven; a brother, Jerry Schaffnit; a sister, Janet Schaffnit; and a nephew, Cole Michael Schaffnit.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Shane Tomko.  Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Marine Corps Funeral Honors Detail will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be Monday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society or the Quincy V. F. W. Post 5129.
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