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Obituaries

Obituaries

William Stephen Shaffer 1947 - 2005 Russellville, Ark.

Services for William Stephen "Uncle Bill" Shaffer, 58, Dover, Ark., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shinn Funeral Home in Russellville. Cremation is planned.Mr. Shaffer died Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Pottsville.He was born Oct. 25, 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Victor and Eleanora Petersen.Mr. Shaffer served in the U.S. Army in the Army Medic 101st Airborne Division for more than nine years. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Abate of Kansas and a former member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club.He married Tina Marie Lee in February of 1998 in Arkansas. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Chasity Dawn Shaffer Foster, Russellville, and Heather Michelle Shaffer, Lawrence, Kan.; two sisters, Nancy Corporon, Dougherty, Iowa, and Dorthea Smith, Del City, Okla.; two brothers, Ronald Petersen, Rockford, Iowa, and Fred Petersen, Russellville; and three grandchildren.The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. today at Shinn Funeral Home.Memorials to the family may be sent to 792 East 800 Road, Lawrence KS 66047.