OBITUARY: Ross Michael Scheffler

Ross Michael Scheffler was born on March 31, 1949, in Newton to parents Art and Catherine Scheffler.

Ross was an outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing from a young age. He especially enjoyed hunting with his dad, brother and uncles. Ross loved to bow hunt and was an excellent marksman.

Ross attended St. Mary’s grade school and graduated from Newton High School in 1967. He was a wrestler for NHS and followed the sport for years. He joined the Marine Corps after high school and served his country in Vietnam. After leaving the Marines, Ross returned to college and graduated from Washburn University.

Ross worked at various corporations in and around Newton and Wichita. In 1973, Ross married Janet Custer, and they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Stacy and Angela. Both daughters live in Florida. Ross liked to play cards and read. He always loved cars and motorcycles and had two classic cars in his early years that he was proud of a 1957 Chevy and a 1965 Corvette Stingray. He also loved his Kawasaki motorcycle.

He had experienced health issues over the past several years which prevented him from walking and working out like he wanted to.

He is survived by his two daughters, Stacy Zahn and Angela Hackley (John); two grandchildren, Brady and Lauren Zahn; one brother, Leon Scheffler (Lisa) of Southlake, Texas; two sisters, Barb Schuster of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Jody (Doug) Meier of Phoenix, Ariz. He was an uncle to two nephews and four nieces. He was a great-uncle to four great-nieces and four great-nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 29, with family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p. m. at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS. Memorials can be made to Wounded Warriors.

 

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