David Edwin Neuschafer, 67, of Shell Knob, passed away at his home Monday, Sept. 14, 2009.
He was born in Highland Park, Calif., Nov. 1, 1941, the son of Joseph and Mildred Marie (Perriman) Neuschafer. He was united in marriage on June 24, 1961, in Hawthorne, Calif., to Dale Ann Slaton.
Survivors include: his wife of over 48 years, Dale; one son, Dan Neuschafer, of Oakland, Calif.; and one sister, Fern Wettstein and her husband, John, of Joplin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He grew up in California, attending elementary school in Hawthorne and high school at Leuzinger High in Lawndale. He continued his education at Palomar College and National University. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a general contractor and owner of DENCO Enterprises in Vista, Calif. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hawthorne, Calif. He was a member of the San Diego Zoological society. He was also a writer with several published works including "Shady Rest" and "A Summer to Remember", both of which were published by Publish America under the pen name of D. Edwin Schafer. In May 2009, he and Dale moved to Shell Knob to make their home.
No services are planned at this time. The body will be cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
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Shell Knob, Missouri