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Carl Shafer

November 7, 1929 — December 1, 2013

Carl W. Shafer

Sparland- Carl W. Shafer, 84, of Sparland, IL passed away at 12:30
am on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Heartland Healthcare in Henry, IL
where he had been a

He was born on November 7, 1929 in Lacon, IL the son of Roy and
Grace Coffman Shafer.  He married Mary Louise Barber on June
5, 1948 in Lacon, IL.  She

Also surviving are one daughter, Linda (Raymond) Greiner of
Chillicothe, IL; daughter-in-law Roselle Shafer of Glenview, IL;
three grandchildren, and eight

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother,
his son Steven, and one granddaughter, Teresa

Carl worked at Caterpillar, Inc. on and off for 25 years doing
jobs ranging from machinist to factory planner.  He also
worked at Southern Peru Copper Corporation in Toquepala, Peru for 4
years and ran Shafer Sundries in Lacon for 5 years.

He confirmed his faith and was baptized at the First Baptist
Church in Sparland.  He was a member of the Family Motorcoach

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 5,
2013 at the Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon, IL.  Pastor  Joe
Horn will officiate.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday
evening from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.  Burial will be in
the Henry Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's
choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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