Stanley Eugene “Stan” Shaffer, 90, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Stan was the son of the late Gilbert and Alta Shaffer. Stan graduated from Monroeville High School. He served our country as a Korean War Navy veteran. Stan worked for Lincoln Life for over 40 years, prior to his retirement. Stan loved IU sports, the Cubs, and a good book. But more than that, he loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Building that legacy was a priority for him.
Stan was respected and liked by all who knew him, and loved dearly by those who knew him best. How we will miss his greeting and conversation. A man who anchored four generations and quietly made sure they were loved and well established in the world. May we do that next right thing and walk humbly before God- just as he would expect.
Surviving are his wife, Norma Shaffer, the love of his life for over 70 years; children, Kathleen (Jerome) Wetter, Kristine Graves, Karen (David) Ehrman, Dean (Melissa) Shaffer, Greg (Melissa) Shaffer, Michelle Shaffer, Stephen (Julia) Shaffer, Mark (Gerri) Shaffer, Gina (Mark) Fisher; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Stan was preceded in death by his siblings, Ford, Arla, and Paul.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10 am, Monday, November 16, 2020 at St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church, 15535 Lincoln Highway East New Haven. Calling is Sunday, November 15, 2020 at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton Street, from 1 pm to 6 pm. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery New Haven, Indiana. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church New Haven.