Celebration of Life:

2/8/2010 10:15 a.m., Ft. Logan National Cemetery

Daniel J. Schaffer

May 8, 1944 :: Monticello, New Mexico
Passed Away:
February 1, 2010 :: Thornton, Colorado

Daniel J. Schaffer of Thornton passed away Monday, February 1, 2010.

He is survived by wife Mary, daughters Barbara, Irene, Deeanne and Melissa and 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, his brothers Oliver, Allen and Gary and sisters Bernice and Glenda.

Daniel was a supporter of his community and his many friends and family. He donated his time to community outreach programs to help feed the needy. He served in the US Army for 6 years.

A celebration of his life will be at 10:15 a.m., Monday February 8th, 2010 at Fort Logan National Cemetery: http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftlogan.asp.

He was loved by all that knew him, and will be greatly missed.

Remember Only My Best
When I come to the end of my journey
and I travel my last weary mile,
just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
and remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I’ve had loads of fun.
Forget that I have stumbled and blundered
and sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
and won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay,
And come in the evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west,
Stand for a moment beside me
And remember only my best.

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13 Responses to Daniel J. Schaffer

  1. Auntie Barbara and Uncle Allan says:

    Hello Our Dearest Family, We are so PROUD of each and everyone of you. We love you with all of our hearts. Please remember the good times, the laughter, the jokes and the smiles. God will get us through this until me all meet again in Heaven. With all of our love, Auntie Barbara and Uncle Allan

  2. Cynthia Summers says:

    Dee and Family: I would like to express my sincere condolences on the recent passing of your father. My husband and mother also send their thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. While I only had occasion to meet your father once, it is obvious to me from your accounts of him that he was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to support you in this difficult time. In Sympathy, Cynthia Summers

  3. Terry Primm Day (Virginia Schaffer's daughter) says:

    May the certainty of knowing Danny is free from pain comfort all of you now that he has joined the great choir in heaven. When the pain and sadness seems overwhelming remember that he no longer feels pain. With prayers of peace for all of you, Terry Primm Day, Arlington, Texas

  4. Louise Martinez says:

    My thoughts are with the entire Schaeffer family. To DEE, keep those memories of your DAD in your heart forever.

  5. Donna Primm Lang says:

    My heart goes out to all the family as you mourn the loss of husband, father, brother- Danny. And I also rejoice with you that he is now with our loving Father God, no longer in any pain. You are all in my prayers. Much love, Donna

  6. Alisa & Christina says:

    Dee as your friends we only wish we could be by your side at this difficult time. Know that we are with you in thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We love you and are here for you Alisa&Christina

  7. Gregg Savella says:

    …take comfort in knowing that he is in the arms of a loving Father in Heaven.

  8. Hector & Alicia Chavez says:

    Mary, Barb, Deeann & Melissa Guero and I were so sadden to hear about Danny’s passing. My heart just sank when Barbara told me, We pray that the Lord will give you all the strength and the peace in your hearts to get through this time of grief. We’re not their in person but we’re with you in spirt. I know in my heart that our father God needed an ANGEL in heaven when he called Danny home. We love you all very much, and our prayers are with you always. We lost a very good FRIEND!!! We will miss him dearly.

  9. Jay,Adrian, Penelope "Monopoly" & PradaLynn Esquibel says:

    We are sorry for your loss and want you to know that we think of you everyday. You watched our daughter as a baby and loved her like your own. We will always reflect the great name Daniel gave her “Monopoly” and would of loved to see what he would of called PradaLynn! Sometimes we think that we have forever. You are always in our heart and we pray for you. Time goes by so fast but we will embody the great spirit that he left. We love you all!

  10. Julie Detlefsen says:

    Schaffer Family, I am a friend of Gary’s we went to grade school together, and are best friends. I wish to express my sorrow for your family and all those who loved him. It is a hard time for all, and I will keep him and your family in my prayers. With Sympathy Julie

  11. Sandra Baca and Family says:

    *** The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now to someone we love. May today’s sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God’s love. *** With Love Sandy

  12. Deanna, Serena, Tristin and Tori Gutierrez says:

    Just want to let you all know how very sorry we were to hear about your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will see you all soon. Love ya, Deanna, Serena, Tristin and Tori.

  13. heather melhus says:

    God bless your family

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