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Michael R Shaffer
August 11, 1953 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Michael R. Shaffer 70 of Sandoval, passed away at 6:12 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023 in Sandoval. He was born on August 11, 1953 in Salem, the son of Raymond and Rosetta Wilkins Shaffer. He married Mary Kathryn Gore on October 27, 1973 in Sandoval. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 50 years Mary K. Shaffer of Sandoval. His mother of Sandoval. A son Jason (Crystal) Shaffer of York, PA. 2 daughters; Jill (Kerry) Hercules and Julie Shaffer both of Nashville. 2 brothers; Donald (Carolyn) Shaffer of Odin and Larry (Karen) Shaffer of Sandoval. A sister Cindy (Chuck) Newcomb of Salem. 6 grandchildren; Jordan Shaffer, Tristen Hercules, Jacob Shaffer, Ethan Gambill, Jadon Shaffer and Miles Hercules. He was preceded in death by his father, a brother Danny Shaffer and a niece Kim Shaffer.
Mike retired from North American Lighting in Salem and then worked at the Greenview Golf Course and delivered caskets for the Aurora Casket Company. He was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Sandoval, a 4th Degree Knight with the No.1518 Santa Maria Assembly Knights of Columbus. He coached basketball at several levels including Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School and Sandoval High School. He also coached Pony League baseball for years and served as an umpire in the area. Mike was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, enjoyed collecting baseball cards and playing golf. In his early years, he played in several softball and golf leagues. He especially enjoyed watching his grandson’s sports activities.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Fr.’s Jose Jacob and Pat Peter officiating. A private burial will follow in the church cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Those attending are asked to wear Cardinal attire. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandoval Fire Department or Sandoval High School Athletics. Moran, Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements