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May 15, 2014

Robert 'Bob' Wayne Shaffer Sr.

Nov. 4, 1933 - May 12, 2014

Robert “Bob” Wayne Shaffer Sr., went to his heavenly home Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Galveston, to Verna (Walker) and Claude Shaffer, who preceded him in death. He was raised by his stepmother Nellie and father Claude.

He married the love of his life, Irene (Burtner) on Nov. 3, 1951, who survives. He dearly loved his family and friends.

Robert worked at Continental Steel in the wire mill for 33 years until it closed in 1986. Robert attended Purdue University to be a union stewart. He loved to joke and have fun. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping out. After he retired, he worked on lawn mowers. His nickname was “lawn boy.” He also loved to watch Fox News and western movies.

He is also survived by one daughter, Peggy Hawk (Frank); two sons, Charles Shaffer (Mary) and Bill Shaffer; 12 grandchildren; 22 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

One son, Robert W. Shaffer Jr., preceded him in death along with three brothers, Bud, Loren and Joe Shaffer; and one sister, Jessie Nondes Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., with Pastor Brian Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or First Assembly of God Church. Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary. You are invited to read Robert’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

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