Carl L. “Buster” Schaake

Memorial services for Carl L. “Buster” Schaake, 87, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, with the Rev. Dr. Tom Brady officiating. Cremation is planned, and private inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Schaake died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the F.W. Huston Senior Living Center in Winchester.

He was born Feb. 11, 1923, in Lawrence, the son of Albert Christian and Cecile Darlene Kiefer Schaake. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1940, and later served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

Mr. Schaake was a longtime area farmer. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 of the American Legion, Traveler’s Protective Association, Farmer’s Coop Association, Douglas County Farm Bureau, the American Association of Retired Persons, the University Bridge Club, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a Douglas County Extension board member.

He married Isabelle Virginia Gray on Aug. 1, 1959, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

Other survivors include a daughter, Sarah Gray Leonhard and husband John, Oskaloosa; a sister, Fern Schaake, Topeka; and two grandchildren, John Tyler Leonhard and Shelby Lawrence Leonhard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Raymond Schaake.

The family will receive friends following the service at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, or the F.W. Huston Senior Living Center, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.