George W. Shaffer, 99, of 206 Fifth Street Winona Lake, Indiana, died on 10/26/2010 at 7:20 PM at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was born on February 27, 1911 in Erie, Pennsylvania .
George was born to Charles E. and Orel Florence (Brown) Shaffer.
He graduated from Pierceton High School in 1929. He also Attended The University of Cincinnati.
On November 1, 1933 he married Dortha Ruth Phillips who died June 28, 2001.
He lived most of his life in Warsaw, working 37 years for Endicott Church Furniture Co.
He was in Boy Scouts for 30 years being Scoutmaster of Troop 36 for 17 years and received the Silver Beaver Award. He taught Sunday school for 17 years at Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw. At ORA Chapel in Melbourne Beach, Florida he was a Chorister and Choir Director for 12 years and was a member of the Kentucky Colonels for 10 years.
Surviving are four children, Richard (and spouse Marcia) Shaffer of Iowa City, Iowa, Sue Ann Gunter of Winona Lake, Indiana, Barbara (and spouse Lavon) Harman of Warsaw, Indiana and Carolyn (and spouse Jack) Clark of Syracuse, Indiana
He had 14 grandchildren, 45 great grand children and 14 great great grand children.
His wife, 1 great great grand daughter, 3 sisters and 3 brothers precede him in death.
Reverend Andy Martin and Fr. Matthew Gunter will officiate the services.
Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw on Saturday October 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM. Calling hours will be 5-8 pm at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel on Friday October 29, 2010. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery – Warsaw, IN.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw is in charge of arrangements. The family kindly request that the memorial contributions
be made to:
Kosciusko County Boy Scouts Endowment
102 East Market Street
Warsaw, Indiana 46580-2806
Trinity United Methodist Church
832 E Market St
Warsaw, IN 46580