Melvin Thomas Shafer II

Born: Fri., Dec. 27, 1985
Died: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Graveside Inurnment Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Location: Falls City Catholic Cemetery

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Melvin Thomas Shafer II, 32, formerly of Hiawatha, Kansas was born on December 27, 1985, in Bad Kissingen, Germany to Melvin T. and Sherrie (Daffron) Shafer.  He attended Stafford High School in Stafford, Virginia before moving to the Kansas/Nebraska area.  Melvin lived in Hiawatha, Kansas where he worked at Wimer Millwright.         

Melvin passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas having reached the age of thirty-two years and twenty-five days.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Norman and Lonnie Shafer and Mr. & Mrs. William Daffron, and an uncle William Daffron.

Melvin is survived by his father Melvin Shafer of Hiawatha, KS; a sister Jennifer Shafer of Clarksville, TN; mother Sherrie Thomas of Rossville, TN; step-sisters: Latisha (Gregg) Campbell of Hiawatha, KS;  Jacklyn Thomas of Rossville, TN; uncles: Helmut (Jean) Shafer of Falls City, NE; Norman (Janet) Shafer of Falls City, NE; aunts: Petra (Peter) Primbs of Straubing, Germany; Debbie (Wayne) Lucas of King George, VA; Ramona (Mike) Dishong of Falls City, NE; nephews: Joel Butcher of Clarksville, TN; Seth Monte of Clarksville, TN; Noah Lemmons of Hiawatha, KS; Jaxx Humphries of Hiawatha, KS; a niece Kinsley Monte of Hiawatha, KS; cousins: Josh (Cornelia) Fritz of Omaha, NE; Danielle (Daniel) Whittaker of Stafford, VA; Alicia (Reggie) Parnell of Seneca, KS; Michelle Cooksey of Lubbach, TX; Patric Schechner of Uttenkofen Bayern, Germany; Kyle (Lori) Dishong of Centralia, KS; Chris Lucas and fiancé Kate Lawry of King George, VA; Andrew Lucas of King George, VA; Molly Lucas of King George, VA; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside Inurnment Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2017, at the Falls City Catholic Cemetery in rural Falls City, Nebraska with Father Thomas Dunavan officiating.  

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Services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Chapel-2403 Harlan ST. Falls City, NE (402) 245-3131



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Holly Merrill
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Words alone cannot express the pain I feel at your loss.

Melvin Hubbard
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
I pray the family will be comforted during this very difficult time.

Butch and Hazel Bestwick
   Posted Sun January 28, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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