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Official Obituary of

Larry M. Shafer

Larry Shafer Obituary

Larry M. Shafer, 81, of Princeton Indiana passed away on February 20, 2024 at RiverOaks Health Campus surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 16, 1942 to the late Forest Shafer and Dorothy (Esche) Blackard. Larry married the love of his life, Diane Lynch, on February 26, 1967. He graduated from Princeton Community High School in 1961. After serving in the Navy as a draftsman in the Seabees in Vietnam, he worked for UPS as a driver. In 1971 Larry moved to Gibson County to become a farmer. He enjoyed putting out the Lord’s crop, playing Euchre, and talking to people. Larry was a lifetime member of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents and much-loved sister, Jane Williams.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Diane; children, Scott (Kim) Shafer of Princeton and Julie (Robert) Utley of Belton, Texas; grandchildren, Hannah Lett, Trent (Katie) Shafer, Brooke Shafer, Kyeson Utley, Kadyn (Skylar) Utley, Kabyl Utley, Kanyn Utley, and Kambyl Utley; great-grandson, Bowen Michael Shafer; siblings, Barbara (Mike) Thomas of Newton, IL and Gene Shafer of Indonesia; and several nieces and nephews.  

The funeral service will be held at 12 PM Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton officiated by Pastor John Stevens. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery where members of the Retired Military Veterans will conduct full military rites. Visiting hours will be held from 10 AM until the service time at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank all the staff at RiverOaks Health Campus for their loving care of Larry.

Memorial contributions can be made to RiverOaks Health Campus.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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February 24, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

12:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Graveside Service
February 24, 2024

1:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery
Rural Princeton
Princeton, IN 47670


RiverOaks Health Campus
1244 Vail Street, Princeton IN 47670


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