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Larry Lee Schaaf

March 13, 1959 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 60)
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Larry L. Schaaf, 60, of rural St. Marys, OH died 6:05 a.m. Friday April 26, 2019 at his residence.

He was born March 13, 1959 in St. Marys, OH to David and Gayle (Polen) Schaaf.

On January 12, 2012 he married Della (Reier-Saintignon) Schaaf, who survives.

Also survived by: daughter Emily (Todd) Klosterman of St. Marys, OH

                           daughter Elaine (Ryan) Fogle of Centerville, OH

                           son Eric (Rachel) Schaaf of St. Marys, OH

                           son Kyle Schaaf of Lindsey, OH

                           daughter Karen (Brian) Bower of St. Marys, OH

                           step-son David (Amanda) Saintignon of Celina, OH

                           step-daughter Diana Saintignon of Philadelphia, PA

                           step-son Dustyn Saintignon of St. Marys, OH

                           grandchildren: Henry, Amelia and Lucy Klosterman; Hannah and Claire Fogle; Landon and Alyvia Schaaf; Elliot and Colt Bower

                           brother David (Lisa) Schaaf of Lima, OH

                           mother-in-law Rose Leffel of St. Marys, OH

Preceded in death by: parents David and Gayle Schaaf

He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1978).

He was the proprietor of Larry Schaaf Auto Sales in St. Marys. In addition, he was an accomplished auctioneer.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in St. Marys, and he was a founding member of the St. Marys Optimist Club.

Family and friends were the most important aspects of his life. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed playing card games (especially poker).

Larry was a natural-born salesman who believed in taking care of his customers to the best of his ability. He was truly community-minded and sponsored countless sports teams for area children. His auctioneer skills were often donated for the fundraisers of many organizations.

Larry will be truly missed by his loving family, loyal customers and many dear friends.

Funeral rites are scheduled to begin 10:30 a.m. Wednesday May 1, 2019 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in St. marys, with the Rev. Doug Williamson and the Rev. Robert Sweeney, co-officiating.

Burial will follow at the Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation 2 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) and 9:30 - 10:30 on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either St. Paul's UCC elevator fund or St. Marys Optimist Club.

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Donations may be made to:

St. Paul's United Church of Christ elevator fund

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