Schaffner and Barbara Blattner were married Dec. 8, 1957, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Arno H. Franke. He is the son of the late Earl and Hedwig Schaffner. She is the daughter of the late Helen and Charles Blattner.
Their attendants were Jean Henry, sister of the bride; Betty Green (Warren), Barbara Ulrich (Davis), James Schaffner, brother of the groom; Paul Blattner, brother of the bride; Dave Hillemeyer and Jerry Bunch.
Schaffner is pastor of St. John's Church.
The couple has three children, Steven (Linda) Schaffner of Cape Girardeau, David Blake of Old Appleton, Mo., and Helen (Rick) Cason of St. Joseph, Mo. They have three grandchildren, Stephanie and Charlotte Schaffner and Eddie Cason.