ROCHESTER - Stephen Douglas Shaffer, 73, Rochester, died at Woodlawn Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

On Nov. 1, 1948, he was born in Rochester. He served with the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in May 1972 and achieved the rank of sergeant.

In Elkhart, on May 15, 1987, Steve married Joann Marie Contat.

A celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Steve Wilhelm will officiate. His family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 at the funeral home and an hour prior to his service on Tuesday.   The United States Air Force and the Fulton County Veteran's Honor Guard will accord military honors. Burial will follow in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  


Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Fulton County Animal Education and Adoption Center, 1540 Lucas Street, Rochester, IN 46975. Online expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at