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Larry Shafer


Larry L. Shafer, 70, Mongo, died Monday, January 9, 2012 at his residence.

    He was born June 10, 1941, in LaGrange County, to Glen J. and Pearl A. (Keller) Shafer.

    He was a general manager for Boeing and retired from the Long Beach, Calif., plant in 2001 after 38 years with the company. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

    He was married March 5, 1961, in Mendon, Mich., to Margaret Sams. She survives.

    Also surviving are four sons and one daughter-in-law, Rick and Rita Shafer, LaGrange, Bill Shafer, Shipshewana, Terry Shafer, Shipshewana, and Tim Shafer, Mongo; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Beaty, Orland; and one brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Judy Shafer, LaGrange.

    He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Eddie Shafer.

    Services were held Thursday, January 12, at the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Carldean Merrifield officiating.

    Burial is in Springfield Township Cemetery, Mongo.

    Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange was in charge of arrangements.