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Leo "Butch" Shafer

October 1, 1931 August 8, 2019
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Obituary for Leo "Butch" Shafer

Leo "Butch" Edward Shafer, 87, of Napoleon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Alpine Village, in Napoleon
He was born on October 1, 1931 to William and Adena (Hastedt) Shafer of Napoleon. He was a 1950 graduate of Napoleon High School. He married the love of his life, Romaigne C. Neuhauser on December 21, 1952. She later preceded him in death on February 1, 2008. They shared 55 wonderful years together. He was a member of Napoleon Church of the Nazarene.
Butch proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He was a former employee of Neuhauser Hatchery. He owned and operated Frosty Whip Restaurant and Sohio Gas Station both of Napoleon. He also served as a member of the Walker Mortuary team of Napoleon. He was a former member of the Napoleon Athletics Booster and served as president; IOOF Lodge 260, Napoleon; Napoleon American Legion Post 300; Luther Kolbe VFW 8218, Turkey Foot Bowmen Archery Club and served as a volunteer on the Napoleon Fire Department.
Butch is survived by his children, Paula (Glenn) Miller of Napoleon, OH; Steve (Pam) Shafer of Westerville, OH; John (Chris) Shafer of Archbold, OH and Teresa Brown of Napoleon, OH. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Adena Shafer; wife, Romaigne C. Shafer; sisters, Zelma Shafer, Lillian Meyer, Dorothy Shartzer, Mildred Nagle and Norma Shadle; and brothers, Harold, Maurice and William Shafer. He is also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Christopher Brown.
Visitation for Butch will be on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2pm to 6pm at Napoleon Church of the Nazarene (630 Appian Ave) . Funeral services will take place on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11am with one hour of visitation prior to the services. Pastor Ben Hartford will be officiating. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Forest Hill Cemetery of Napoleon. Memorials in Butch's memory may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice of Findlay or the Napoleon Church of the Nazarene. The family is under the care of Walker-Hoening Mortuary of Napoleon.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

11

Aug

2:00 PM 8/11/2019 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 8/11/2019 6:00:00 PM
Napoleon Church of the Nazarene

630 Appian Ave
Napoleon, OH 43545

Napoleon Church of the Nazarene
630 Appian Ave Napoleon 43545 OH
United States

Visitation

Monday

12

Aug

10:00 AM 8/12/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Napoleon Church of the Nazarene

630 Appian Ave
Napoleon, OH 43545

Napoleon Church of the Nazarene
630 Appian Ave Napoleon 43545 OH
United States

Service

Monday

12

Aug

11:00 AM 8/12/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/12/2019 12:00:00 PM
Napoleon Church of the Nazarene

630 Appian Ave
Napoleon, OH 43545

Napoleon Church of the Nazarene
630 Appian Ave Napoleon 43545 OH
United States

burial with military honors

Monday

12

Aug

12:15 PM 8/12/2019 12:15:00 PM - 12:45 PM 8/12/2019 12:45:00 PM
Forest Hill Cemetery

500 East Maumee Ave.
Napoleon, OH 43545

Forest Hill Cemetery
500 East Maumee Ave. Napoleon 43545 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Napoleon Church of the Nazarene

630 Appian Ave
Napoleon, OH 43545

Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay

1900 S. Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
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