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Harold W. "Bill" Shaffer - 73

8/3/1941 - 7/1/2015

Macomb, Illinois

Harold W. “Bill”  Shaffer age 73 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 8:15 P.M. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.  He was born August 3, 1941, in Colchester to Harold and Lousie Shaffer.  Harold was united in marriage on August 20, 1961, in Sciota to Janet R. Rigg.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife: Janet, Macomb, 3 Daughters: Tammy Fisher and Eddie Strickland, Macomb, Teresa and Joe Logsdon, Colchester, Tina and Troy Demoss, Rushville, 1 Son-In-Law: Gary Fisher, 5 Grandchildren: Mike and Lorie Fisher, Macomb, Jessica and Jerame Jackson, Bushnell, Josh Logsdon, Colchester, Brandi and Sean Kelly, Macomb, Katie and Michael Bearce, Macomb, 11 Great Grand Kids, 1 Great Great Grandson, 2 Sisters: Peg and Leo Feikert, Blandinsville, Judy and Perry Kimble, Linton, ND, 1 Brother: Don and Carolyn Shaffer, Glenarm, Illinois, along with many Nieces and Nephews and Cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 Grandson: Cody James Lambert.
Harold had worked for the McDonough County Sheriffs office for 24 years, retiring on August 3rd, 2003.  He was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, McDonough County Auxiliary Police for 15 plus years.  After retiring from the sheriffs office he worked part time at O’Reilly Auto Parts, in Macomb.  Harold’s passions in life included his family and friends.  He loved fishing, deer hunting, bowling, horses, and he loved auto racing.  He raced for many years at the Macomb Speedway and Devils Bowl Speedway.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Lee Unger.  Burial will follow the services at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Macomb.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services on Monday at the Funeral Home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorial is to the Donors Choice.  To view the full obit or leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Visitation:

10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Monday at the Funeral Home

Service:

11:00 A.M. Monday at the Funeral Home

19 Comments

  • Myra McFadden

    on 07/02/15

    I am so sorry for you loss. Harold will be missed by everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I love all of you.
  • Cheryl (Cook) Parry

    on 07/02/15

    Janet and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. You will be in our thoughts and prayers
  • Nancy Morrison

    on 07/02/15

    So sorry to hear of your dad's passing sending Thoughts and Prayers.
  • Dave & Deb McDaniel

    on 07/03/15

    Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Harold was a great guy, always with a smile on his face.
  • Amanda Hale

    on 07/03/15

    Janet and family sorry for your loss. My family sends prayers and peace of mind to you
  • Dean & Terina Huston

    on 07/03/15

    Please accept our deepest sympathies. The Good Lord has a new Angel sitting beside him watching over all of you. Your Dad was such a sweetheart of a man. It was privilege knowing him. All our love to you at this sad time. God Bless you all .
  • Pat Crawford

    on 07/03/15

    Janet, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a friendly person and had a smile for everyone. My sympathy goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Love and Prayers, Pat (Paul's sister)
  • Julie Fischer

    on 07/03/15

    Sorry for your loss ((HUGS)) for all.
  • Deane Nadine Lambert

    on 07/05/15

    Janet and girls so sorry for your loss.He will be missed.
  • Allan & Brandy Dimmitt

    on 07/05/15

    We are so sorry for your loss. Harold was a great guy.
  • Tonna Mcmenamin

    on 07/06/15

    I'm so sorry for your loss Harold was a sweet and caring guy he will be missed sending hugs prayers
  • Lisa Roberts

    on 07/06/15

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this time of sorrow. May God bless you all with wonderful memories that will help you through today and every day. Its hard to lose someone so special, just keep remembering all of the wonderful times you spent together. Love you and I'll keep praying for you to find comfort in the precious memories Harold left with each of you. <3
  • bill goddard

    on 07/06/15

    very good man--will be missed by all---great racer at Macomb speedway & great sportsmanship
  • McDANIEL FAMILY

    on 07/06/15

    VERY sorry to hear about "HO-HO"--Our whole family liked him very much. A good man and friend.
  • Brad Robinson

    on 07/06/15

    Very sorry for your loss.. Harold is a very good man and will be missed by many.. now he will be turning some laps in heaven... God speed Harold!
  • Martha (Depoy) Rahman

    on 07/07/15

    Dear Janet, Condolances to you and your family. Martha (Depoy) Rahman
  • curt rigg

    on 07/09/15

    Janet and family, sorry to hear about Bill. Good guy and alot of memories that you will keep with you. Our prayers are with you all.
  • Becki McCoy

    on 07/19/15

    To Janet and the family .. You are in my thoughts and prayer . RIP Harold ("Bill") I am Leo Dale's cousin
  • Martha (Depoy) Rahman

    on 07/21/15

    Janet, condolences to you and your family.

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