John William Schaffeld

John William Schaffeld, 85, Jamieson, Oregon, left this earth June 26 with all the love and support of his family. John was born April 24, 1931, in Arapaho, Oklahoma to German immigrants, Adele and Henry Schaffeld. His family was affected by the Oklahoma Dust Bowl which forced them to move and settled the family in Jamieson, Oregon. He attended first through eighth grade at Jamieson, St Francis Academy in Baker, and graduated from Vale High School in 1949.

While attending Vale High School, he participated in football, track, boxing and cheerleading. He enlisted in the US Army and served his country while being stationed in Alaska and later in Korea during the Korean war. He was assigned to the Lightning Division – Red Ball Express, delivering troops and supplies. While in Alaska, he suffered a back injury that followed him throughout his life.

After his service . . .