Donald Shafer, 80

Donald L. Shafer, 80, of rural Wabash, died at 3:55 am, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at St. Vincent's East Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. 

He was born July 18, 1937, in Richland Twp., Miami County to Floyd and Mable (Morton) Shafer.

Don attended Chili High School.   He married Sarah Walker in Peru, on June 26, 1955; she died Aug. 21, 2015. 

He was a supervisor at Ford Meter Box in Wabash, retiring after 40 years.  Don spent his winter months the past 2 years in Cropwell, Ala. 

He is survived by five children, Kathy Meints of Wabash, Kris (John) Stebbins of Carmel, Randy (Laurie) Shafer of Wabash, Steve (Donna) Shafer of Cropwell, Ala., and Tim (Tammy) Shafer of Wabash; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and his brother, Lorn (Perlein) Shafer of Amboy. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, son, Donald Shafer Jr., brother, Raymond Shafer, and his sister, Phyllis Lund.

Family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. There will be no service.

Preferred memorial is Senior Center of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Don may be signed at


Posted on 2018 May 07