Steven Glen Schafbuch also known by many as “Buck” passed away peacefully on October 22, 2022 surrounded by his family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born on April 23, 1935 to Dorothy Gill and Oreville “Buck” Schafbuch in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was married to his beautiful wife, Ellen, on September 2, 1955. They were married for 67 years. They had 3 children; Scott (Patty) Schafbuch, Kent (Judy) Schafbuch, and Jennett Schafbuch. He had 4 grandchildren; Nicole (Matt) Heiden, Jenn (Ryan) Sobas, Chris (Amanda) Schafbuch, and Danielle (Richard) Dees. Steven had 7 great grandchildren; Jessalyn, Emrie, Shaylee, Elise, Jameson Glen, Hadley, and Grayson Buck.

He worked for Utah Power and Light for 31 years. He retired at the age of 50 and went on to coach baseball at the college and high school level. Baseball was one of his true passions in life. Not only did he coach but he played during his childhood until his body wouldn’t let him anymore. Steven also spent 5 years being a scout for the Cleveland Indians. He impacted so many young baseball player’s lives on and off the ball field. His baseball knowledge and sense of humor will truly be missed by the baseball community.

His second passion was hunting. He spent many years up at the “duck club” hunting with his Dad, his two sons, and Serge. He also spent many weekends up in Idaho pheasant hunting. He loved being able to go up and spend time with his sons and grandchildren. He taught all of his grandchildren how to drive on those dirt roads. When he wasn’t hunting or doing baseball you could find him out on the golf course with his daughter. He is going to be missed by all who knew him especially his family.

Steven cherished spending weekends during the summer down at the family cabin in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Steven, his sons, and family friends built the cabin, those weekends will be cherished memories by the men who helped. It took 2 years to build but many more weekends for finishes and updates. He loved going down to spend time with family, go on four wheel rides, play golf, and have a Jack and Coke on the big porch at night.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Dorothy and Oreville “Buck”, his sister Zelma, and a beloved family friend Hen Hansen. Steven has requested to not have any kind of services. In lieu of flowers please donate to Alzheimer’s research or your local little league baseball program.

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I went to Olympus High School with Jennett. She is a good friend. I am sorry to hear of your loss Jennett! My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was neat to read about your dad. I am sorry for your loss. Please e-mail me. Janae

Janae D. Owen , Toquerville, UT, US Oct 27, 2022

I went to Olympus High School with Jennett. She is a good friend. I am sorry to hear of your loss Jennett! My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was neat to read about your dad. I am sorry for your loss. Please e-mail me. Janae

Janae D. Owen , Toquerville, UT, US Oct 27, 2022

I went to Olympus High School with Jennett. She is a good friend. I am sorry to hear of your loss Jennett! My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was neat to read about your dad. I am sorry for your loss. Please e-mail me. Janae

Janae D. Owen , Toquerville, UT, US Oct 27, 2022

Steve was a very cool guy… Steve was one person my brother Gary really looked up to… Played baseball with Steve towards the end of his playing days… Gary was having a hard day at the pitchers mound and Steve put himself in and I remember his big leg kick and that ball just whisking by all the batters….worked at upl with Steve for years and he really cracked me up more than once with his stories… in fact Steve hired me back in the day….Steve coached Scott and Gary and I in basketball and that was really fun… Steve was the John Wayne kind of guy when he spoke people listened… cherish all the memories he gave me… I bet Steve and Gary are hanging out together… your friend Arnie

Arnie Oct 27, 2022

Steve was a very cool guy… Steve was one person my brother Gary really looked up to… Played baseball with Steve towards the end of his playing days… Gary was having a hard day at the pitchers mound and Steve put himself in and I remember his big leg kick and that ball just whisking by all the batters….worked at upl with Steve for years and he really cracked me up more than once with his stories… in fact Steve hired me back in the day….Steve coached Scott and Gary and I in basketball and that was really fun… Steve was the John Wayne kind of guy when he spoke people listened… cherish all the memories he gave me… I bet Steve and Gary are hanging out together… your friend Arnie

Arnie Oct 27, 2022

Steve was a very cool guy… Steve was one person my brother Gary really looked up to… Played baseball with Steve towards the end of his playing days… Gary was having a hard day at the pitchers mound and Steve put himself in and I remember his big leg kick and that ball just whisking by all the batters….worked at upl with Steve for years and he really cracked me up more than once with his stories… in fact Steve hired me back in the day….Steve coached Scott and Gary and I in basketball and that was really fun… Steve was the John Wayne kind of guy when he spoke people listened… cherish all the memories he gave me… I bet Steve and Gary are hanging out together… your friend Arnie

Arnie Oct 27, 2022

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