Richard "Lynn" Shafer
August 10, 1941 - November 02, 2020
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Iowa
Resided In: Grant, Iowa

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Richard Lynn Shafer, age 79, of Grant, Iowa, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020, at his home. Lynn was born August 10, 1941, in Montgomery County, Iowa, the son of Elver and Alice (Figgins) Shafer. He graduated from Griswold High School in 1959. Lynn served in the United States Army from 1963-1965. He attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and was later stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. After returning home, Lynn worked at Union Carbide in Red Oak from 1966-1970. Lynn took up flying in 1967. After flight school, he spent the next 20 years teaching flying and working for local companies. In 1980, Lynn started his own electronics sales and repair business. Lynn was a member of the Grant Fire Department and American Legion Post.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Larry, in infancy and Theron. Survivors include: Pat Miflin and Laurenda Mifflin of Grant; grandchildren; sister-in-law: Betty Shafer of Grant; niece: Kristen Finnell of Walnut and great-nephew: Andrew Finnell of Walnut.
There are no funeral services scheduled. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date at the Grant, Iowa Cemetery.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements


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