Jesse L. Shafer
1942 - 2007
Jesse L. Shafer, 65, of Petersburg, died on Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 6:25 am at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. He was born on April 9, 1942 in Tallula, IL to Pauline Shafer. He married Sandra Hergenrother on April 10, 1965 in Ashland.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; one son, Troy (Michele) Shafer of Petersburg; one daughter, Tonya (fiancé, Tom Lacy) Shimkus of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Jed and Jake Shimkus of Petersburg, and Savanna and Logan Shafer of Petersburg.
Mr. Shafer had been a union operator and union carpenter. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of the AF & AM Lodge #19 in Clinton, and a member of Carpenters Union Local #16.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 11, 2007, at 10:00 am at the Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg. Pastor Delbert Penrod will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2007 from 4:00 pm till 6:00 pm, also at the Hurley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Farmer’s Point Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Menard County Rescue Unit or the Tallula BLS.