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Monday, October 12th, 2009
Vergil Shaffer
Vergil Edgar Shaffer, 95, of Rockford, died at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 10, 2009, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born July 6, 1914, in Mercer County to Lewis Franklin and Nellie Mae Mihm Shaffer. On Dec. 25, 1936, he married Helen Pauline Krugh, who died June 30, 2005.
Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn (Roger) Jamieson, Van Wert; a son, Marvin (Vickie) Shaffer, Galena; five grandchildren, and sic great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Richard Shaffer; two sisters, Mildred Wolfe and Beatrice Williams; and a grandson.
He was a farmer and had lived on his farm for 93 of his 95 years. He was a member of the Ohio City Church of God and had attended Olive Branch Church of God for many years serving on the church board, Sunday School teacher and as Elder. He was a member of the Van Wert Camp of Gideons International He was a 1932 graduate of Rockford High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Steve Waterman of Olive Branch Church of God officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
Calling is 2-6 p.m today and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Gideons International or Olive Branch Church of God.
Condolences can be sent to cowanfh@yahoo.com.
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