Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Michael William Schaffter II, 1977-2010

Michael William Schaffter II of Lucerne, Calif., died July 8, 2010. He was 32 years old. Courtesy photo.

Michael William Schaffter II of Lucerne passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2010.


Michael was born in Northridge, Calif., on Dec. 23, 1977. He moved to Lake County as a child and graduated from Upper Lake High School in 1995.


He married Laura Nicole Maxwell on May 17, 2003, and they had four children.


Michael was a cabinet maker by trade and a talented woodcrafter. He worked at various cabinet shops in Lake County since high school. He was very artistic and created some beautiful pieces of custom furniture. He enjoyed playing video games with his children and exploring the outdoors. He loved his family dearly.


Michael is survived by his wife Laura of Lucerne; children, Emma, daddy's princess, Nathan, Jaden and Kyle, daddy's boys; father, Michael William Schaffter (Darlene), Granada Hills; mother, Kathy Buter (Keith), Lucerne; grandmothers, Doris Schaffter, Granada Hills and Betty Steeber, Lucerne; siblings, Louie Love (Tara) of Oregon, Chad Love (Denise) of France, Leslie Miller (Dan) of Kelseyville, Crystal Schaffter of Nice and Kenny Schaffter of Granada Hills; best friend, Bob Becker, Kelseyville; in-laws, James and Gloria Maxwell, Lucerne; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.


Per Michael's request there will be no services.


Michael leaves behind four very young children. Donations may be made to The Children of Michael Schaffter Memorial Fund c/o Gloria Maxwell at Westamerica Bank.



May the choirs of angels come to greet you,

May they speed you to paradise,

May the Lord enfold you in His mercy,

May you find eternal life.


Rest in peace Michael, we love you and miss you.

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