Shaffer, age 86 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018.
He was born May 21,
1931 in West Liberty, WV to Oliver and Gladys (Ritchea) Shaffer.
He is survived by
his wife, Ethel (Applegarth) Shaffer; sons, Douglas (Christine) and Gregory
Shaffer; grandchildren, Ashlyn (Brandon) Ruff, Hailey (Steven) Williams and
Megan Shaffer; siblings, Eleanor (Bob) Ernest, David (Diana) Shaffer, Paul
(Betty Ann) Shaffer and Crystal (Kirk) Wring; in-laws, Howard, Larry and
Joyce Applegarth; cousin, Darrell (Nancy) Ritchea and many nieces and
nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; siblings, John Shaffer, Dorothy Sommerville and Robert
Shaffer and brother-in-law, Warren Applegarth.
Virgil served in
the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Midwest Steel after 33 years of
employment. He loved fishing, camping and the beach. He enjoyed gardening
and feeding the birds. He was caring and helpful, a jack of all trades and
was loved by many and will be missed.
remembrance will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
take place from 2:00 p.m. until time of remembrance at 7:00 p.m. at the
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