Lois Evelyn (Van Boening) Shafer, 94

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. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www. lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

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.

Survivors include, Children and Spouses: Marilyn & Michael Johnson – Doniphan, NE; Judy and David Dangler – Trumbull, NE; Maureen Wells – Omaha, NE; Gary and Shereen Shafer – Hastings, NE; Clayton and Jackie Shafer – Hastings, NE; Paul and Paula Shafer – Hastings, NE; 18 Grandchildren; 43 Great-Grandchildren. Sibling and Spouse: Rosella and Marvin (Bud) Harrifeld – Blue Hill, NE; Sister-in-law: Joan Van Boening – Derby, KS.

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