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Harlan Gene Schafer, age 88

Harlan Gene Schafer, 88, of Mayflower passed away on June 23, 2020. He was born in Steinauer, Nebraska on August 11, 1931, to the late Henry and Nellie (Wehrbein) Schafer.
He was born and raised in Steinauer, Nebraska when he joined the United States Coast Guard, he was a proud Veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. In 1970 he moved to central Arkansas where he owned and operated a business. He and his family lived in Maumelle and Mayflower for the last 20 years. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his family.
He leaves behind his wife and friend for over 57 years, Linda (Overcash) Schafer; his children Dawn Schafer of Bend, Oregon, Wendy Wink (Sean) of Fairfield, California, Jason Schafer (Holly) of Benton, Arkansas, Ashlee Schafer of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jonathon Schafer (Stephanie) of Little Rock, Arkansas; his 9 grandchildren and 1 ¾ great-grandchildren; a host of extended family and friends.
Harlan requested no service but memorials to be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Robert and Ellie Baxter Posted June 28, 2020 1:20 PM

    To The Family of Gene Schafer,
    My heart goes out to each of you at this time of grief especially For my dear friend Linda (51 yeas of Friendship).
    Those years have went by fast but they are some of the best years of my life, all the fun we have had over the years will be in my memory bank forever! I wish you the best on you journey from here to be with your daughters and Grandchildren. Give them all hugs from me and give em all love! Love you all Your Friends Bob and Ellen Baxter

  • Wendy Wink Posted July 12, 2020 10:24 PM

    To my dear mother who’s loss of her friend and husband and my father has been a difficult time. He will dearly missed and always loved. Prayers to the rest of the family for the loss. May we all be reunited in the heavens with him waiting to play cards. Love you dad.

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