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Ross Michael Scheffler

April 21, 2022

Ross Michael Scheffler was born on March 31, 1949, in Newton, Kansas to parents Art and Catherine Scheffler. Ross was an outdoorsman,  and enjoyed hunting and fishing from a young age. He especially enjoyed hunting with his Dad, brother and uncles. Ross loved to bow hunt and was an excellent marksman. Ross attended St. Mary’s grade school and  graduated from Newton High School in 1967. He was a wrestler for NHS and followed the sport for years. He joined the Marine Corp after high school  and served his country in Vietnam. After leaving the Marines, Ross returned  to college and graduated from Washburn University.  Ross worked at various corporations in and around Newton and Wichita. In 1973 Ross married Janet Custer and they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Stacy and Angela. Both daughters currently live in Florida. Ross liked to play cards and read. He always loved cars and motorcycles and had two classic cars in his early years that he was proud of: a 1957 Chevy and a 1965 Corvette Stingray. He also loved his Kawasaki motorcycle.  He had experienced health issues over the past several years which prevented  him from walking and working out like he wanted to. He is survived by his two daughters , Stacy Zahn and Angela Hackley (John) and two Grandchilden Brady and Lauren Zahn, and one brother, Leon Scheffler (Lisa) of Southlake, TX, two sisters, Barb Schuster of Lee’s Summit, MO and Jody (Doug) Meier of Phoenix, AZ. He was an uncle to 2 nephews and 4 nieces. He was a great-uncle to 4 great nieces and 4 great nephews.


Visitation will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022 with family greeting friends from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. at Petersen’s Funeral Home 215 N. Main, Newton, KS.  Memorials can be made to Wounded Warriors.


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3 thoughts on “Ross Michael Scheffler

  1. I loved Ross. He had a rich life and very loving & caring! Those who knew him were blessed. A devoted family man who took care of his parents. Condolences to his family. Sharon Scheffler-Ast

  2. I will miss Ross. He was such a kind person. I enjoyed seeing Ross at Thanksgiving. My deepest sympathy goes out to Ross Scheffler’s Family at this time.

  3. Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.
    Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.
    Thank you Ross for your service to this nation. U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam.

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