Blake Shafer, 35

Blake Douglas Shafer, 35, of Fort Wayne, died at 6:49 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, as a result of a motorcycle accident. 

He was born Jan. 19, 1982, in Warsaw, to Matthew and Nancy (Huff) Shafer.

Blake was a 2000 graduate of Northfield High School.  He then received his Associate's Degree in diesel & agriculture technology from University of Northwestern Ohio.  He was a member of the Indiana Vintage Snowmobile Association, and the Peru Maennerchor Lodge.  He enjoyed all motor sports, especially motorcycles and vintage snowmobiles.  Blake loved being with his family.

He is survived by his parents, Matthew & Nancy Shafer of Wabash; brother, Bryan (Rebecca) Shafer of North Manchester; grandmother, Tona Huff of Burket; aunt, Angie Kuhn of Rochester; uncle, Kim (Janet) Huff of Burket, and several cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Huff, and his grandparents, Ron & Joyce Shafer.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, at a later date. 

Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is St. Jude Children's Hospital.

The memorial guest book for Blake may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Aug 22