Donald D. Schaper‚ 53‚ died on Friday‚ April 9‚ 2010‚ while working traffic control as a first responder. He was born on January 12‚ 1957‚ in St. Louis‚ Missouri.
Donald was a veteran‚ having proudly served his country as a United States Navy Seal from 1979 to 1989. He then served his community as a police officer from 1990 to1995 and as a volunteer firefighter from 1996 until his passing. Donald was a dedicated firefighter and first responder. When he passed‚ he was doing what he loved-helping his community. Donald also worked as a truck driver.
On October 31‚ 2008‚ he married Kimmie Fayleane Robbins. They were together for 11 years and married for 1 year‚ 5 months‚ and 9 days. Between them‚ Donald and Kimmie had six and 14 grandchildren. Donald was a loving husband‚ father‚ and grandfather; a beloved son and brother. We will miss you‚ our Guardian Angel.
He is survived by his wife‚ Kimmie; his father‚ Donald E. Schaper; his mother‚ Janolah (George) Schaper; his three daughters‚ Kimberly Schaper‚ Melissa Wade‚ and Christy Morris; his two sons‚ Timothy Schaper and Michael Rhodes; fourteen grandchildren; two brothers; and three sisters. One Grandchild‚ Kaylee Wade‚ and one son‚ Lawrence Rhodes‚ are with him and the Lord.