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Lee A. Shaffer, 87, of Selinsgrove, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.
He was born Oct. 8, 1930, to the late John A. and Sarah J. (Shafer) Shaffer. On June 12, 1953, he married the former Sandra Ritter. His passing breaks a marital union of 64 1/2 years.
He was a 1949 graduate of Selinsgrove Area High School.
Lee was engaged in farming all his life and received many honors and awards for his agricultural efforts. He was also a lifelong member of Christ Community United Methodist Church of Selinsgrove, and served in numerous community and farm organizations.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Lee Shaffer II and his wife Jennifer of Denver, Pa., and their children, Matthew (Christina) Shaffer, Arianna (Oliver) Good and David (Claire) Shaffer; one daughter, Renee (Shaffer) Zeiders and her husband Bill, of Bakersfield, Calif., and their children, Michael (Kelsey) Zeiders, John (Katee) Zeiders and Andrew (Samantha) Zeiders; one sister, Fern Brown, of Northumberland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, J. Keamer; one sister, Shirley Hetrick; and two daughters Quay and Julie Shaffer.
Friends and family will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Randall Bennett Jr. officiating.
Interment will follow in Shreiner's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3939 Park Road, Selinsgrove, PA 17870 or to Gideons International of Snyder County, P.O. Box 382, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.
Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.
Published on December 24, 2017
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