William C. Schaffert, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 8, 2008, at his home. He was born March 11, 1938, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of William C. Schaffert Sr. and Doris (Hoffman) Schaffert.
He was united in marriage to Carol Rickert on May 16, 1961, in Illinois. He worked as an engineer for General Motors for 44 years and before retiring and moving to Cherokee Village six years ago from Clarkston, Mich. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church.He is survived by: his wife, Carol Schaffert of the home; three sons, William Charles Schaffert III of Cherokee Village, Daren Schaffert of Lamont, Ill., and Shawn Schaffert of Clarkston, Mich.; one daughter, Le'Ann Schaffert of Clarkston, Mich.; one sister, Dora Lee Schaffert of Cherokee Village; two grandchildren, Austin and Erika; and many other relatives and dear friends.Funeral services were held March 12 at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with Pastors Kay and Bob Burton officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church.Arrangements are under the direction of the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.