Mr. Schaffner was an avid NHRA drag racing fan. He was a member and past president of the Freeburg Jaycees. Kevin enjoyed spending time volunteering for community events, and for many years was instrumental in the Freeburg Homecoming and as a judge and participant in the Freeburg Chili Cook-off, both events benefitting the Freeburg Park District. He was a past member of the Freeburg Chamber of Commerce, where he was active on various committees. Kevin was self-employed as a repairman, servicing jukeboxes and video arcade games. He had previously been employed by BELO in Belleville, IL. His passion was working in his shop on cars and his three-wheel motorcycle, “The Wizard.” Kevin was also a past member of A.B.A.T.E.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Marie, nee Stivers, Schaffner; a sister, Sandy Schaffner; and a dear friend, Karla Thies.
Surviving are a cousin, Barry Schaffner;
a niece, Amanda Schaffner;
and many dear friends.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: A joint visitation for Kevin and his dear friend Ed Fournie will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.