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Christopher Schaaf
(1985 - 2010)


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Name: Mr Christopher Schaaf
Nick Name: Tuffy
Gender: Male
Age: 25 years old
Lived: Friday, 15 March 1985 - Thursday, 18 March 2010

My Story

Chris was one-in-a-million. He was a great husband, friend, son, brother, etc...Chris was very passionate about many things and life in general. In high school, he was dedicated to both his education and sports. He was an all-conference football player who played for both offense and defense. He also participated in baseball and basketball. Upon graduation, Chris had the opportunity to have a full-ride scholarship to play football for a college in Iowa but instead he chose to pursue his dream to be an architect and go to UW-Milwaukee. While at UW-M, Chris met his wife, Crystal. They started dating December 4th, 2003. Chris and Crystal went to Mexico with a group of people, where Chris proposed to marry Crystal on January 2nd, 2006. They were engaged for over 2 1/2 years but their love only grew stronger. Chris and Crystal both worked towards completing their Master's Degrees while planning their wedding. They were married on October 4th, 2008. Chris graduated in May of 2009 and with the rough economy, he worked as a manny for a family until February of 2010 when he landed a great job with Blain Supply, INC. During his short employment there, he worked as a drafting technician and loved it! Chris and Crystal were planning to participate in the Dousman Duathlon in September of 2010 where they would both have to run, bike, run. On Chris' 25th birthday, he left for a work trip out of town and returned Wednesday, March 17th. On March 18th Chris and Crystal planned to celebrate his dinner but since it was so nice outside, Chris decided to go on a bike ride first. While on his ride, he was hit by a truck and passed away within seconds or less. There are still many confusions and questions since the only witnesses were the people who hit him. This was the most tragic day as so many of us lost such a wonderful person in our lives and we hope to honor him in every way possible until the day we die.

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I love you more than anything Chris. Please help me get through these horrible times when people can be so hurtful an...
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Somebody who I have looked for to for several years was taken away WAY to fast... Thanks for everything you have done...
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Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. You will forever be missed by all who knew you. Love you! Joy
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This candle signifies the everlasting love I have for Chris and that love will always stay lit within my heart <3


Fathers Name: Karl Schaaf
Mothers Name: Sue Farrey
Spouse's Name: Crystal Schaaf
Siblings Names: Jeremy Schaaf, Danielle Schaaf, Joy Schaaf
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Harvard
Occupation: Architecture
Marital Status: Married


Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Favourite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Favourite Movie: Rudy
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Artist: Kenny Chesney
Other Interests:
in addition to football, Chris greatly enjoyed cycling, baseball, drafting architecture plans, and photography.


Place of Passing: Harvard, Illinois
Date of Passing: 18 March 2010
Cause of Passing: Chris was hit by a truck while cycling in Illinois
Place of Burial: St. Patrick's Cemetery, Cottage Grove, WI
Funeral Location: Gunderson Funeral Home
Funeral Date: 22 March 2010
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