Last Updated on July 12, 2016 by cassnetwork
His final moments in this life were spent putting others above himself. While driving on U.S. Highway 35, south of Lincoln, his accelerator stuck. To avoid a collision, he took to the ditch, rolling several times. The air bags did not deploy and his injuries were fatal. His wife, Pamela, was also injured in the accident. She was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital where she is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
Born March 13, 1944, in Logansport, he was the son of the late John W. and Betty “Jane” (Hughes) Shaffer.
On August 28, 1966, John and Pamela (Michael) Shaffer were married. They were looking forward to celebrating fifty years of a beautiful marriage next month.
After graduating from Logansport High School, John entered the United States Army. He was proud to serve his country. John was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790 and the American Legion Post 60.
John loved his job as a postal clerk at the Logansport Post Office. He never knew a stranger and possessed a warm sense of humor and a quick wit.
A man of deep faith, John was a devoted member of Lifegate. He loved to go fishing and camping. He was a proud member of the NRA. John enjoyed spending time together as a family at his children’s homes.
Surviving with his wife are four children: John (Lori) Shaffer II of Florida, Eric (Joyce) Shaffer of Logansport, Jennifer (Bill) Grandstaff of Lake Cicott and Amy (Lance) Barton of Logansport; one brother, Jeffrey (Bonnie) Shaffer of Burrows; one sister, Joyce (Jim) Lowry of Avon; his grandchildren: Alex Max and Austin Neil Grandstaff, Emilie, Haleigh and Caleb Sweet, Tyler and Seth Barton, Nicholas and Colin Shaffer and Lilly Shaffer; his niece and nephews: Sean McCloskey, Tim McCloskey, Kim Walker, Bob Vernon and David Vernon; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by twin grandchildren, Adam and Addison Sweet.
A funeral service celebrating the life of John Shaffer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 15 in LifeGate, 831 Burlington Ave., Logansport. Pastor Andy Weil will officiate at the service.
Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitation hours will also take place at the church from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14 and one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifegate or Cass County Honor Guard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher Funeral Chapel. To share memories in his guestbook and watch the tribute video, visit www.fisherfuneralchapel.com