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  • ID: I23720
  • Name: Verlin Dwight Shafer , Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: /Ike/
  • Birth: 8 AUG 1935 in Sweetser, Grant Co., Indiana
  • Death: 25 MAY 2007 in Grant Co., Indiana
  • Burial: 29 MAY 2007 Gardens of Memory, Huntington, Huntington, Indiana
  • Note:
    V. Dwight 'Ike' Shafer Jr.
    Aug. 8, 1935 - May 25, 2007

    V. Dwight "Ike" Shafer Jr., 71, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday in his residence.

    He was born in Sweetser to the late V. Dwight and Zelma (Dooley) Shafer Sr., and lived in Grant County all his life.

    Dwight graduated from Sweetser High School in 1953, where he played basketball, baseball and track. He was a United States Navy veteran, who participated in "Operation Deep Freeze" in Antarctica. On July 2, 1959, he married Kay Apple, and she survives. He retired in 1996 from Thompson Consumer Electronics after 42 years. Family was the most important thing to Dwight, and he enjoyed attending his grandchildren's events and riding his Harley Davidson.

    Survivors include his wife, Kay Shafer, Marion; sons, Brad (Paulette Caram) Howard, Bloomington, Steve (Melinda) Shafer, Logansport, Mike (Celinda) Shafer, Elkhart; daughter, Lisa (fiancÚ Steve Dooley) Shafer, Port Charlotte, Fla.; sisters, Harriett (Tom) Brown, Peru, Mary Ellen Henderick, Jacksonville, Fla.; mother-in-law, Bernice Holloway, Marion; eight grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

    Services are at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Chapel Pike at 300 W., Marion, with Rev. Doug Barton officiating. Burial is in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.

    Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday in the church.

    Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, where Dwight attended.

    Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Services, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, handled arrangements.

    Online condolences may be made at

    Originally published May 28, 2007, Chronicle Tribune, Marion, Grant, Indiana.

    Father: Verlin Dwight Shafer b: 24 DEC 1909 in McKenzie, ND
    Mother: Zelma Rosetta Dooley b: 8 OCT 1910 in Grant Co., IN

    Marriage 1 Living Apple
      1. Has No Children Living Shafer
      2. Has No Children Living Shafer
      3. Has No Children Living Shafer
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