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Donald E. Shofner

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Donald E. Shofner

Donald E. Shofner, age 90, formerly of Peterson, passed away on October, 23, 2012, at the V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan, WY.

Don was born on March 31, 1922, in Aiken County. He was a WWII Veteran in the 52nd Armored Infantry. He served in the European Theater and was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1947, he married Dorothy Tenney and had three sons and a daughter. In 1957, he married Eleanor Huston and had two sons, an adopted daughter, and cared for several foster children. Don spent most of his life farming until his retirement in 1985. In 2007 he moved to Buffalo, WY, to live with his granddaughter, Angelique (Rick) Langevin. In 2011, Donald moved into the Veterans home in Buffalo and in 2012 moved to Mountain View Living Center in Sheridan, WY.

Don’s favorite past-time was fishing, even earning him the nickname “King Fisher.” He lived a long and full life and will be missed by all that knew him.

Don is survived by his sons, Calvin (Shirley) Shofner, Wayne Shofner, Robert (Julie) Shofner, Larry (Mary) Shofner; daughter, Jackie Shofner; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchldren; ten great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harley (Geraldine) Shofner, Richard Shofner; numerous nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; first wife, Dorothoy; infant son, David; daughter, Mabel; four brothers, Earl, Marion, Ralph, and Lloyd; four sisters, Clara, Dorothy, Margaret and Elta.

Memorial service will be held on December 8, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson. Inurnment will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

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