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Paul J. Schaaf - 85

5/21/1935 - 8/20/2020

Camanche, Iowa


     Paul J. Schaaf, age 85 of Camanche, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Mercy One Hospital.  In following Paul’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Camanche. 


     Paul was born on May 21, 1935 in Wayland, Missouri, the son of Clyde and Mary Alma (Means) Schaaf. He graduated from Keokuk High School and attended NE Missouri State Teachers College, Kirkville, Missouri.  He served with the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He married Judith Kamps on March 1, 1958 in Missouri.  Judith passed away on August 29, 2014.  Paul was employed for 35 years as a Senior Claims Adjuster with Allied Group (now Nationwide) retiring on June 1, 1997.  He was a member on Lyons/Trinity Methodist Church and American Legion Post 190.  He was an Associate Member of the Sisters of St. Francis and an original member of the Visually Impaired Support Group (VIP).  He enjoyed tying fly fishing lures.  Paul also enjoyed studying history and having lively and thoughtful discussions about it.  He enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends and upon retirement he and Judith took a memorable trip to Kenya to celebrate his retirement for a picture safari.


     Paul is survived by a son, Steve (Renee) Schaaf of Des Moines; two daughters; Dana Horton (Steve Ramirez) of Clinton and Michelle (Brad) Suessmith of Austin, TX; 7 grandchildren, Kendra Schaaf (Wilson Lewis); Whitney (Mike) Ruefer, Danika (John) Hannon, Lixin (Eric) Lightner; Samantha Horton, Erika Suessmith and Ryan Suessmith and 2 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by a sister, Judy (David) Becker of West Richland, WA; a sister-in-law, Donna Kamps of Keokuk; a brother-in-law, Cloffus Cole of Montgomery, Al and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.  Online condolences may be left at www.papefhcom.




Graveside Service:

10:00 AM on Saturday, October 2020 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Camanche.


  • Tyrecar

    on 08/26/20

  • Jean (Seiler) Bormann

    on 08/27/20

    Steve - So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. Find peace in your memories. Jean

  • Jon Hill

    on 08/29/20

    Rest In Peace Mr. Schaaf. I have so many fond memories of you and Mrs. Schaaf making my feel welcomed and safe every time I was in your home. You were a wonderful human being , husband and father..

  • Lisa Hill

    on 08/29/20

    Thinking of all the wonderful memories of friendship with the  Schaaf family. Peace be with you during this heartbreaking time.

  • Jon Weber

    on 08/29/20

    We are sorry to hear of Paul's passing.  Purl and I had a lot of good times with Paul and Judy and the St. Mark's family.  We saw Paul about a year ago at Hometown Cafe while we were up home.  Kathy Youman had brought him there to eat.  We had a nice talk with him.  He will be greatly missed.  Just know that he and Judy are together again in God's grace.

    Jon, Purl, Troy, Logan, and Carley Weber

    Hazelwood, MO 


  • Jane Glahn Kane

    3 weeks ago

    We would like to convey our condolences on the loss of your loved one. We went to school with Dana. Jane Glahn Kane and Jean Glahn

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