June 27, 2016

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Ralph H. Shaffer Jr.

Ralph H. Shaffer, Jr., 66, of Homerville died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Lodi Community Hospital. He was born May 9 1947 in Medina to Ralph H. and Ida Mae (Lance) Shaffer, Sr. and has lived in Homerville for the past 24 years.

Ralph graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1965 and worked for Do It Best Warehouse as a Tow Motor Operator for 35 years until his retirement in 2012. He married Donna Henthorn on October 15, 2005, she survives.

Ralph was a member of the Church of Christ in Rittman, Orrville Railroad Heritage Society and Lodi Railroad Museum. He enjoyed collecting trains and running his motor car.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7 P.M. at the Church of Christ, 130 North Main St., Rittman with Ken Miller officiating. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, 145 Depot St., Orrville, OH 44667 or Lodi Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 177, Lodi, OH 44254.

Gillman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.gillmanfuneralhome.com.