Melanie D. Schaffer

Melanie D. Schaffer, 68, Mountain Home, Ark., died unexpectedly, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at her home.

She was born Feb. 17, 1952, in La Crosse to Leland and Delores Bisterfeldt. She graduated from the School of Cosmetology in Hays.

She was a hairstylist for many years. Later she became manager of a salon in Canton, Ohio. After moving to Mountain Home, she was employed at Pinkston Middle School cafeteria for 15 years prior to retiring.

Survivors include by her husband of 48 years, Irvin Schaffer; a son, Nathan Schaffer; a daughter, Krista Stopka and husband, John; and three grandchildren, Ashlee Papineau, Amberly Schaffer, and Miranda Stopka, all of Mountain Home.

Private services are pending at this time.

Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home, is in charge of arrangements.

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Posted online on September 30, 2020