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Nolan Schaff

March 10, 1948 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 72)

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SALEM - Nolan Norbert Schaff, 72 went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 11, 2020 at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born March 10, 1948 in Dickinson, ND during the worst blizzard. Nolan was the son of the late Mike and Selma Schaff.

Nolan served in the US Army from 1968-1976 and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He drove a truck for 31 years, going by the CB radio handle of Diamondback. Nolan loved his wife and children and enjoyed westerns and playing pinochle with his sons.

Nolan was greatly loved by his family and his memory will live on in the lives of all those he loved, inspired and protected. We will miss his great sense of humor and playfulness.

He is survived by his wife Patricia; daughters, Tonya (Mike) McKenna, Sunee (Joshua) Reiner, sons, Lucas (Stacey) Schaff, Matt (partner Sheila) Schaff, grandsons, Michael, Nolan, George, James, Ethan, and Talis; granddaughters, Emily, Savannah, Cheyenne, and Mya; great granddaughters, Cobayne, Chloe and Evelyn; sisters, Jean, Magdalene, Rosella and Joan and brother, Jamie.

Besides his parents, his son, Nolan Michael; brothers, Matt, David and Frank and grandson, Angel also preceded him in death.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. For the safety of the Schaff family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask.

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Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Salem.

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