Zachary Leighton Schaffer, 21, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on January 23, 2019.
Visitation will be held 2-4pm, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel, 805 Caroline Ave, Junction City, KS 66441.
Zachary was born on July 31, 1997, in Wiesbaden, Germany to Wendy (Williams) Firestone. He grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas, graduating from Hutchinson High School with the class of 2015. While in school, he participated on the swim team, played violin with the student orchestra and participated in Young Business Professionals Club, winning a state championship in information technology networking. He also participated in the Young Eagles Flight Program. Zach was a member of the Kansas Army National Guard where he was an Intelligence Analyst.
Zachary is survived by his mother, Wendy Mottas and her husband, Anthony, of Junction City; father, Stephen Schaffer of Hutchinson; three brothers, Tyler Schaffer of Abilene, TX, Ryan Mottas of Manhattan, KS and Jaeson Allen of Overland Park, KS; one sister, Katie Williams of Abilene, TX; maternal grandparents, Don and Judy Williams of Branson West, MO; paternal grandparents, Sandra Mottas of Junction City and Thomas and Patricia Schaffer of Nowata, OK; aunts and uncles, Ryan and Kelly Williams of Wichita, KS, Joseph Jr. and Gerri Mottas of Hutchinson, KS and Hoang Longfellow of Emporia, KS; cousins, Lauryn, Morgan, Jared and Jada-Mai; nephews, Aiden, Liam, Gabriel, Nolan, Rhett, Brandon, and Jase; and nieces, Mykala and SheaLynn.
Memorial Contributions have been designated to:
Healing House of Kansas City
4505 St. John Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64123
Please write "In memory of Zachary Leighton Schaffer" in the comments section of online giving or in the memo of any check that is sent, as the memorial is set up in his name for a specific purpose.
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