First Posted: 2/1/2005


CHARLES D. SHAFER Jr., 73, died at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 2005, at his residence.

He was born March 23, 1931, in Lima to Charles D. and Mary Loretta Hodde Shafer Sr., who preceded him in death. On Oct. 16, 1963, he married Jean Jones, who died Nov. 23, 1997.

Mr. Shafer retired in 1970, from the Air Force, where he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then retired in 1991, from Lima schools. He also worked various jobs in the community. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. He was a corporate member of Lima Memorial Health System and a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Daniels of Boulder Creek, Calif., and Sheri Hall of Selinsgrove, Pa.; two grandchildren, Stacy Daniels and Katrina Lohr; and a great-grandchild, Madison Lohr.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Bennett.

Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ward Cemetery, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275. The Rev. Richard Steigleder will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Memorial Health System or Cal Farley's Boy Ranch, Amarillo, Texas.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Lewis Chapel.

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