Jerry O. Shaffer (1946 - 2017)

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INDEPENDENCE – Jerry O. Shaffer, 70, of Independence, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the VA Medical Center, Iowa City. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point, by Rev. Dr. Scott Meador. Visitation will be at Noon until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Troy Mills Cemetery, Troy Mills, with Military Honors by Independence American Legion Post 30.
Jerry was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Shaffer Hemstad; and his parents Orval and Dorothy Shaffer. Jerry is survived by his nephews: Chad Burton and Eric Burton; nieces: Kim Stetter, Katie Larson, and Holly Brink; great nieces and nephews; Jake Stetter, Ryan Stetter, Tommy Stetter, Maddie Larson, Nick Larson, Lucas Larson, Bobby Brink, Joey Brink, Henri Brink, Louis Burton, Mitchell Burton, Grant Burton and Abby Burton.
Jerry was born Nov. 29, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Orval and Dorothy (Taylor) Shaffer. He graduated from Alburnett High School in 1964. Jerry served his country in the United States Navy during Vietnam from 1965-1969.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 22 to Mar. 1, 2017
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