US Navy

Richard C. (Rick) Shaffner

February 19, 1926 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 93)

Obituary

Shaffner, Richard age 93 formerly of Detroit and Livonia. Cherished husband of Agnes for 71 years. Beloved father of Rick (Sue), Margaret (Bob) Adams and Carol (Mark) Clinton. Proud grandpa of Kristen (Todd) Kerrigan, Erik (Tiffany) Adams, Andrea (Carrston) Powell. Jenny (Joe) McArdle, Lisa (Joel) Kirsch, Shawn (Roz) Adams, Kyle Clinton and Mitch Clinton. Treasured great-grandpa of Brooklyn, James, Owen, Ezra, Finley and Ben. Dearest brother of Malcolm Shaffner and the late Mary Sherwood, Homer Shaffner and Donald Shaffner. Adored Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. 

Rick retired from Detroit Edison in 1988 after 40 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. His friends and family always commented on his friendly smile and how he would light up a room with his presence. As an amateur clown, Rick entertained many as Checkers. Rick & Agnes have resided at Woodland Village in Brighton, MI since November of 2017.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 17, 2020

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fred Wood Funeral Home
36100 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
January 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Fred Wood Funeral Home
36100 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 18, 2020

12:00 PM
Fred Wood Funeral Home
36100 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Interment and Military Honors
Monday
January 20, 2020

11:01 AM
Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road
Holly, Michigan 48442

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