Former Hastings resident, Lois Evelyn (Van Boening) Shafer, 94, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Prairie Winds Assisted Living, Doniphan, NE.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Rosedale Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the Rosedale United Methodist Church or Rosedale Cemetery Association.
Lois was born August 12, 1925, in Rosemont, NE to Simon Jr. & Rose (Bruns) Van Boening. She graduated from Blue Hill High School. Lois taught elementary school in rural Webster County for three years prior to her marriage to Maurice. She married Maurice Shafer on September 21, 1947, in Hastings; he preceded her in death on April 9, 1996.
Lois was a homemaker and a member of Rosedale United Methodist Church. She was also a member of United Methodist Women and Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Lois and neighbors formed a group of women that met and it was known as “The Club”.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maurice Shafer; son, Myron Shafer; son-in-law, Greg Wells; three sisters; and three brothers.
Children & Spouses:
Marilyn & Michael Johnson – Doniphan, NE
Judy & David Dangler – Trumbull, NE
Maureen Wells – Omaha, NE
Gary & Shereen Shafer – Hastings, NE
Clayton & Jackie Shafer – Hastings, NE
Paul & Paula Shafer – Hastings, NE
Sibling & Spouse:
Rosella & Marvin (Bud) Harrifeld – Blue Hill, NE
Joan Van Boening – Derby, KS
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