George Lee Scheffler


George Lee Scheffler (Papa George) of Waukesha, 65, lived life to the fullest and "cashed in his chips" earlier than expected in an ATV accident Friday, April 30, 2010.

He was the beloved son of Vivian and the late Russell Scheffler; loving brother of Tom (Debbie) Scheffler and Donna (Grant) Knaebe; best friend and loving companion of Jeannine Hoffman; cherished father of Robin (Joe) McGrath, Russ (Michel) Scheffler, Rick (Heather) Scheffler and stepdaughter Kim (Chris) Hoffman; proud grandpa of Mitch (Paige) McGrath, Stephanie Scheffler, Shannon McGrath and Taylor Scheffler; and loving great grandpa of Tucker McGrath. He will be missed by his many friends and relatives.

George had many passions, but most important to him were family, friends and racing. George founded Suburban Drywall in 1978, and after passing the torch to his sons, was able to retire early and become fully devoted to enjoying his retirement of snowmobiling, four-wheeling, fishing and racing. He had a long and illustrious racing career on the many dirt short tracks in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. George was so proud when racing became a family affair and his sons, son-in-law, nephew and grandson followed in his footsteps. When George wasn’t racing, he was either thinking about it or helping out someone else who was racing.

George loved snowmobiling and competed numerous times in the famed Three Lakes Cross Country Race. George lived every minute of his life to the fullest with his mottos "Hammer Down" and "Never Weaken." George will be greatly missed by his family and many close friends.

His family will be hosting a celebration of George’s life with date and location details to be posted shortly on Wild’s website, www.Wild-Incorporated.com.