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Dennis Shafer

May 17, 1972 — December 21, 2019

Dennis Patrick Shafer, 47, of rural Wyoming Illinois, died on December 21 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 17, 1972 in Peoria to Paul Daniel and Debra Endress Shafer, he married Rita Poignant in Lacon on August 8, 1998.
Dennis farmed with his father Dan and brother Deric since he was 18 and drove trucks for Dan Shafer trucking for over 10 years. In 2000 he started trucking for himself and in 2007 he started Dennis Shafer trucking. Dennis was a member of the Camp Grove fire Department for over 20 years. He enjoyed his time in FFA and supporting his children in the organization today. Dennis' favorite hobby was to go to farm shows and collect many toys"
Dennis is survived by his wife Rita & children Patrick, Tyler, Paige, Parker, and Kayla all at home. His parents Dan and Deb Shafer of Wyoming, brother Deric (Janelle) Shafer of Wyoming, and grandmother Mildred Shafer of Lacon. He was preceded in death by his son Parker Lee Shafer, grandparents Lillian & Hank Endress and Grandfather Meryl Shafer
Services will be held Friday, December 27 at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon at 10 AM with Father Cyr & Deacon Bob Murphy officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, December 26 from 4 to 7 PM also at Lenz Memorial. Burial will be in Saint Patrick's/Dominic Cemetery and memorials can be made to Dennis Shafer Children's Education Fund. Online condolences can be left at


DEC 26. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service

DEC 27. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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