Richard D. Shaferly, 77, of Alvada, passed away peacefully at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay with his family by his side.
Born on April 6, 1944, in Tiffin, he was the son of Harlan and Ruth (Vrooman) Shaferly.
Upon graduating from Vanlue High School in 1962, Richard began his dream job. He spent the next 60 years doing what he loved, grain and livestock farming. He turned dirt and raised cattle, hogs, chickens and fish. He also worked at National Lime and Stone and Vanlue Grain and Supply, where he served on the board for several years. He enjoyed making fresh whole hog sausage for over 20 years and donated the proceeds to different missions.
Richard was a trustee and secretary/treasurer of the Hancock County Camp Meeting and attended Bible Methodist Church in Findlay.
In his “spare” time, he enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his shop. He was always quick to volunteer whenever he saw a need. It didn’t matter if it was family or a friend. Richard could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.
Richard married the love of his life, Susan Walter, on Sept. 20, 1964. You rarely saw one without the other for 57 loving years.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis (Johnna) Shaferly of Vanlue and Jerry (Missy) Shaferly of Alvada; a daughter, Kathy (Daniel) Huskins of Arlington; and five grandchildren, Olivia Shaferly, Makenzy Shaferly, Hayden Shaferly, Scott Huskins and Mary Huskins. He is also survived by two brothers, David (Marilyn) Shaferly and Stephen (Christine) Shaferly; a sister, Jane Shaferly; son in-law, Daniel Rohdy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rebecca Sue Rohdy; and a grandson, Benjamin Scott Huskins.
Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bible Methodist Church in Findlay. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Travis Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alvada.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Methodist Church or charity of the donors choice and sent to the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.