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Don Schaffrath

May 12, 1934 — November 14, 2022

Davenport Crystal Lake

Donald “Don” J. Schaffrath, 88, of Crystal Lake passed away on November 14, 2022.  He was born an only child to Joseph and Margretta Schaffrath in Chicago.

He was a 1953 graduate of Foreman High School where he met and eventually married the love of his life, Carolyn Peterson. They married in 1956.   Upon graduation, Don signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox as a pitcher. From there he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served for 2 years ultimately moving on to become a Local 73 Sheetmetal worker, beginning and ending his career with American Engineering in Arlington Heights. Retiring in 1997.

Don was a White Sox fan through and through. Always wearing his Sox attire and meeting new friends and talking to people wherever he went.  Always joking with an easy smile and a firm handshake. Don loved all sports and spent the majority of his retirement golfing or at a baseball diamond.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Sheryl (Darwin) Devers and Dawn Alig; grandchildren, Nicole, Chase, Aidan, and Avery.

Don was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Christy.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 9am to a time of service at 11am at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Don’s name to the Macular Degeneration Research or the Alzheimer’s Association .

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Visitation

Saturday, November 19, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

419 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

419 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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