Paul W. Shaffer of Waldron, Mich., died at his home March 29, 2018, a day after turning age 93.
Born March 28, 1925 in Montgomery, Mich., he was the son of the late Harry C. and Magnolia (Royer) Shaffer.
Paul proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1944 until his honorable discharge in 1946. He married Joyce L. Day on Jan. 17, 1951, in Fremont, Ind., and she survives.
Paul was a farmer who also worked for Howard Laser in Waldron for more than 37 years. He also worked 14 years at the former Kustom Fit in Pioneer, Ohio, where he later retired. He enjoyed gardening, deer hunting and softball. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, and his death occurred on the day of the 2018 season home opener.
In addition to his wife, Joyce, Paul is survived by three sons, Robin (and Margaret) Shaffer of Edon, Ohio, Lyle (and Carol) Shaffer of Waterloo, Ind., and Scott (and Corena) Shaffer of Alvordton, Ohio; four daughters, Eileen Shaffer of Fayette, Ohio, Rebecca (and Alan) Stiverson of Hudson, Mich., Teresa Fuller of Edon, Ohio, and Linda (and Carlos) Grubbs of Hillsdale, Mich.; three brothers, Carl Shaffer of Hillsdale, Roy Shaffer of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Richard Shaffer of Hillsdale; two sisters, Marcille Carter of Holiday City, Ohio, and Lille Junge of Holgate, Ohio; 30 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a great-great granddaughter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Loren; three sisters, Helen, Mary and Margie; and one grandson.
Graveside services are planned at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Waldron Cemetery, with Pastor Sam Nutter officiating. Military rites will follow, performed by the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180. Arrangements are being handled by the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to aid with final expenses.