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Carl L. “Buster” Schaake

Memorial services for Carl L. “Buster” Schaake, 87, Lawrence, were held Jan. 24 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Private inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Schaake died Jan. 20, 2011, at the F.W. Huston Senior Living Center in Winchester. He was born Feb. 11,1923, in Lawrence, the son of Albert Christian and Cecile Darlene Kiefer Schaake.

He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1940 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He was a longtime area farmer. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 of the American Legion, Travelers Protective Association, Farmers Co-op Association, Douglas County Farm Bureau, the American Association of Retired Persons, the University Bridge Club, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a Douglas County Extension board member.

He married Isabelle Virginia Gray Aug. 1, 1959, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

Other survivors include a daughter, Sarah Gray Leonhard, Oskaloosa; a sister, Fern Schaake, Topeka; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Schaake.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Jefferson County or the F.W. Huston Senior Living Center and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, 66044.

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