John H. "Jack" Shafer

Born: Thu., Jun. 21, 1928
Died: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017

Family to do services at later date

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 John H. “Jack” Shafer
June 21, 1928 – December 23, 2017

John H. “Jack” Shafer, 89, of Granger died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, December 23rd in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Jack was born June 21, 1928 in South Bend to the late Louise (Schiffili) and Vernon Shafer and was a lifetime area resident. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Francis and Frederick Shafer; and his first wife, Mary (Wenger). On September 18, 1991 he married Doris (Stuit) Saunders who survives. Also surviving are his children, Lisa Shafer (Larry Laskoski) of Rolling Prairie, IN, Anne Shafer of Cleveland, MO, and Paul Shafer (Cynthia) of Topeka, KS; his step-children, Barbara Brownell (Greg) of South Bend and Charles Saunders (Sharon) of Jacksonville Beach, FL; grandchildren, Andrea Lindeman (Andrew), Carly, Jamison, and Hillary Shafer, Jeanne Brownell, Steven Brownell (Juliana), Jillian Saunders, and Melody Lundy (Eric); great-grandchildren, Blair and Natalie Lindenman, Kailey Brownell, and Trey Saunders; and a brother, Joseph Shafer of South Bend.
John was employed at Miles Laboratories and Bayer Corporation in Elkhart as a Computer Programmer.
There will be no visitation or service at this time. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation will take place with burial at Harris Prairie Cemetery, Granger. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North and Crematory are assisting the family with arrangements. Family and friends may leave email condolences at

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Paul Szajko
   Posted Sun December 31, 2017
I am sorry to hear of John's passing. I worked with him at Miles and found him to be a congenial man with a good sense of humor.

He will be missed.

Carla Schubert
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
I am sorry to hear of John's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him at Miles/Bayer. He always smiled and had a great sense of humor. We had a long standing joke about our common surname (my maiden name) and had a friendly rivalry on whose spelling variation of "Shafer" was the correct one. He will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy to John's family and friends.

Karen Rabb
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
John was great to all people. I worked with him at Miles/Bayer. After he retired I think he forgot to get older. He’ll be missed.