Born April 2, 1923 in Massac County, Mr. Shaffer served in the U.S. Army for a year. He attended Murray State College and graduated in 1950 from the University of Kentucky with a degree in vocational agriculture. He went to work for International Harvester after graduation and then taught vocational agriculture classes in Illinois and Ada, Ohio.
Moving to Fremont in 1954, Mr. Shaffer worked as a field man for the Pet Milk Co. and as assistant superintendent of the water and wastewater treatment plant. He also worked as a district sanitarian for the Northwest District of the Ohio Department of Health. He finished his working career as a district sanitarian and environmental engineer with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Before moving to Fort Wayne, he was a member of Grace Community Church, the Portage Valley Flying Club, and the Sandusky County Sportsmen Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Ashcraft of Columbus, Ohio and Nancy Rottmeyer and husband Larry of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Mary Louise Wright of Cordova, Tenn., formerly of Massac County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Alice Shaffer; his wife of 62 years, Frances Louise Copley Shaffer; and one brother, Luther Shaffer.
Funeral service was held March 13 at Grace Community Church in Fremont with Pastor Forrest Kirchenbauer officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Fremont with military honors provided by the American Legion and VFW.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association — Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615.
Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory in Fremont was in charge of arrangements.