- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

KAYCEE, Wyo. (AP) - Funeral services for longtime state Republican Sen. John Schiffer will be held Tuesday in Kaycee.

Schiffer died Thursday at the age of 68, several weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Kaycee High School gymnasium. There will be a private family internment.

Schiffer had represented District 22 in Johnson and Sheridan counties since 1993. He was president of the Senate in 2007-08 and Senate Majority Floor Leader in 2006-07.

He was currently serving as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A rancher by trade, Schiffer was born in Chadron, Nebraska. He and his wife, Nancy, had two children.

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