Paul E. Shaffer, age 87, was called into the presence of the Lord at 5 pm on June 18, 2022, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Hospital.
Paul was born July 12, 1934, in Lima, Ohio to Herbert E. and Frances (Weaver) Shaffer who preceded him in death.
Paul attended Shawnee High School. He previously worked at numerous car dealerships as a mechanic and in customer service, Northwestern Business College and Tech Center, and Green Thumb/Experience Works in Lima.
He was blessed with seven children: Gregory P. Shaffer and Randall L. Shaffer, who both preceded him in death; Jeffrey A. (Holly) Shaffer, Debra F. (David) Risner, Sr., Susan K. Holbrook and Michael D. Shaffer all of Lima ; Lisa (Tim) Bohr of Indianapolis, Indiana and, ten grandchildren: Jason (Julie) Shaffer, Leah (Jeff) Reprogle, Nicole Shaffer Beene, Sheramy (Jeff) Horner, Stacy (Vince) Clay, Stephanie Risner, David Risner, Jr., Kristi (Tim) Eberle and Kennedy and Hunter Bohr; and seventeen great-grandchildren: Emma Shaffer, Josie Shaffer, Keira Shaffer, Aubrey (Torrance, Jr.) McMahan, Hunter Reprogle, Zane Reprogle, Brandon Eberle, Bradley Eberle, Brandi Eberle, David Risner, III, Brooke Horner, Julia (Todd, Jr.) Brown, Brian Horner, Ava Clay, Logan Clay, Joey (Jerica) Novilla, and Ethan Beene and one great-great grandson, Elliott Brown.
Paul was previously married to Beverly Shaffer and Doris Shaffer.
Also preceding him in death were a sister, Mary (Robert, Sr.) Sibold, and four brothers: Bud (Harold) Shaffer, Louis Shaffer, David Shaffer and Leroy Carey, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Risner.
Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lima Rescue Mission.
The family of Paul Shaffer would like to thank the medical staff and Hospice of Mercy Health St. Rita’s Hospital for their excellent care.