Robert D. Shaffer, 80, of New Athens, IL, born March 15, 1935 in Rolla, MO, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Shaffer was a salesman and had worked for Missouri-Pacific Railroad. He also honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Raleigh and Elizabeth, nee Droste, Shaffer , 1 son, Justin Shaffer, who died in infancy and 1 brother, Dick Shaffer.
He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Shoemaker of Belleville, IL and son Shawn Shaffer of Hecker, IL, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 3 sisters; Joan, Janet and Ann, and 2 brothers; John and Bill.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Visitation; No visitation times are scheduled.
Funeral: Memorial services are being planned for a later date.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.