Former Hastings resident, Lois Evelyn (Van Boening) Shafer, 94, passed away
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Prairie Winds Assisted Living, Doniphan, NE.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Rosedale Cemetery. There will be
no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the Rosedale United Methodist
Church or Rosedale Cemetery Association. Private condolences may be sent to the
family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center
is serving the family.
Lois was born August 12, 1925, in Rosemont, NE to Simon Jr. & Rose (Bruns) Van
Boening. She graduated from Blue Hill High School. Lois taught elementary school in
rural Webster County for three years prior to her marriage to Maurice. She married
Maurice Shafer on September 21, 1947, in Hastings; he preceded her in death on April 9,
Lois was a homemaker and a member of Rosedale United Methodist Church. She was
also a member of United Methodist Women and Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital
Auxiliary. Lois and neighbors formed a group of women that met and it was known as
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maurice Shafer; son, Myron Shafer;
son-in-law, Greg Wells; three sisters; and three brothers.
Children & Spouses: Marilyn & Michael Johnson – Doniphan, NE
Judy & David Dangler – Trumbull, NE
Maureen Wells – Omaha, NE
Gary & Shereen Shafer – Hastings, NE
Clayton & Jackie Shafer – Hastings, NE
Paul & Paula Shafer – Hastings, NE
Sibling & Spouse: Rosella & Marvin (Bud) Harrifeld – Blue Hill, NE
Sister-in-law: Joan Van Boening – Derby, KS