Richard Loren “Dick” Shaffer

Richard Loren “Dick” Shaffer went to be with the Lord Friday afternoon, September 30, 2016 in Country Meadow Care Center surrounded by his family. He was 89.

He was born June 17, 1927 in Morrow County to parents Lawrence and Fannie (Kocheiser) Shaffer. After he was graduated from Johnsville High School with the class of 1945, he proudly served his country by joining the U.S. Navy during World War II as a machinist.

A young lady named Margueritte DePue caught his eye and the pair married on March 16, 1968.

Dick worked at Westinghouse, where he worked for over 38 years until retiring in 1988. He was a member at Johnsville United Methodist Church even serving as a trustee there for years. In spare time, he took pleasure in woodworking and working for Whatman Auctioneers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Margueritte Shaffer, of Mt. Gilead; daughter Donna (Gerald) Oates, of Lexington; son William M. Windsor, of Galion; grandchildren Annette Oates, Julie (Don) Detlef and Kelly (Dan) Ferguson; eight great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by brothers Maurice Shaffer, Robert Shaffer and Eugene Shaffer; and sisters Kathaleen Donelson, Elizabeth Garney, Wanette Wiseman, Virginia Trapp and Audrey Shaffer.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to Sherri and the OhioHealth Hospice staff for the care and attention they gave to Dick.

The Shaffer family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Dick’s life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pastors Bill Sowers and Karen Wagenhals will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in Dick’s memory to Johnsville United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dick’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them -or to watch his tribute video at

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