The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 3, 2012

Joseph Andrew Shafar

Clinton Herald

CAMANCHE — Dec. 22, 1966 - Nov. 2, 2012

Joseph Andrew Shafar, 45, of Camanche, Iowa, passed away at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa, on November 2nd, 2012.

Cremation rights have been accorded and a celebration of his life will take place Sunday, November 4th, at 3 p.m. at the Lemke Funeral Homes South Chapel.   Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 4th, at Lemke Funeral Homes, South Chapel, west side of Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

Burial will take place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joseph was born December 22, 1966, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Johnny and Georgia (Steckelberg) Shafar.

Joseph operated a lawn care business. He was an artist and loved to draw. He also enjoyed body building.

Joseph  is survived by his mother, Georgia (Steve) Mooney of Camanche, Iowa; 3 sisters, Tracy Shafer of Clinton, Jackie (Terry) Kammerer of Camanche Iowa, Sally (Jerry) Casebeer of Sabula Iowa; one brother, Gary (Susan) Shafer of Camanche Iowa; one nephew, Brandon Hicks; 8 nieces: Jessica Vineyard, Jennifer Kammerer, Jaime Kammerer, Crystal Graham, Trisha Green, Amanda LePrevost, Cherly LePrevost, Shawna LePrevost; 4 great-nieces, Emily Grahm, Ezabella Perez, Jaylynn Green, Deztine Green; 2 great-nephews, David Graham and Aaron Graham.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny, and his grandparents.

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Death date: Nov. 2, 2012