Dannie Roquell Schafer, son of Ronald and Viola (Houck) Schafer was born August 4, 1938 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dannie entered eternal rest Sunday, May 5, 2019 at CHI Health Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of eighty years.
Dannie attended country school and graduated with the Corning High School, Class of 1956. Dannie served proudly with the 34th Red Bull National Guard, retiring with the rank of Sargent. Dannie worked for the Corning School System for 34 years.
Dannie married Kathy Campbell and had three children: Marlys, Meegan, and Mark. Dannie married Lorna (Long) Goodvin on June 4, 1999. Dannie had many interests including his love of old cars, trucks, and motorcyles. He loved to travel and had many memorable trips with “the boys”. Cruising with “Blacky” and Lorna was a more recent activity, but most enjoyable. Dannie never met a stranger and loved to visit, as the Fitness Center regulars would attest to.
Dannie was a member of ABATE of Iowa (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education); Southwest Valley Cruisers; and a board member of the Corning Opera House Cultural Center.
Left to mourn Dannie are Lorna, the love of his life; children: Marlys Quimby (Rich), Oskaloosa, Kansas; Meegan Harkey (Dave), Dubuque, Iowa; Mark Schafer (Dawn Jackson), Los Angeles, California; step-children: Renee Goodvin, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Angela Goodvin, Bill Kinnaird, Corning, Iowa; grandchildren: Jessica O’Hara (Nick), Lance Quimby (Sara); Zach Mattison (Jarred); and Lauren Mattison; step-grandchildren: Oakley Goodvin and Slate Goodvin-Kinnaird; great-grandchildren: Addison, Tyler and Evelyn; sister-in-law: Karen Boswell (Morris); nieces: Emily Boswell (Huck), Des Moines, Iowa; Shannon Harvey-Shannon (Donny), Fontenelle, Iowa; nephew: Ben Harvey (Lauren), Colorado; great-nieces and nephews: Aubrey Shannon, Karley Shannon, Shelby Mullen, Dyllan Shannon; Kolya Harvey; great-great-nieces and nephews: Hera; Rhea; Quinn; and Teagan.
Preceding Dannie in death were his parents: Ronald and Viola.
He will be greatly missed by all.