Dorothy Schaffner

1928 – 2024


Dorothy Jeraldine “Jerry” Schaffner, 95, of Hermann, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Victorian Place, Hermann, surrounded by her family members.

She was born Oct. 27, 1928, to John L. and Ruby E. (Foster) Hiner in Moravia, Iowa.

She was united in marriage to Horace Schaffner,  June 1, 1946, in Albia, Iowa. 

Jerry was a member of Warrenton Christian Church, Warrenton. She was a former member of the Central Christian Church in O’Fallon, Ill., where she also served as the director for their preschool.

She was preceded in death by parents, John and Ruby; husband, Horace, of 44 years; and brothers, John, Max and Pearl Hiner.

Jerry is survived by daughters, Dorothy Kinion and husband Kent of Madison, Ala., Dorcas Ruff and husband Gary of Chamois, and Debbie Miller and husband Dr. Bill of Hermann;  son, Daniel Schaffner and wife Sue of La Porte, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and  sisters-in-law, Phyllis Hiner of Rock Island, Iowa, Mary Schaffner of Seymour, Iowa, and Linda Schaffner, of Omaha, Neb.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 25, at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.

Funeral services were also held Saturday, April 27, at Thomas Funeral Home, Moravia, Iowa.

Burial was in the Main Station Cemetery, Moravia, Iowa. Memorials suggested to Gentiva Hospice or Maine Station Cemetery.