Stella Shafer

Stella Shafer, age 76, of Tecumseh, died August 21, 2017, at Angela Hospice in Livonia.

She was born March 29, 1941, in Highland Park, Mich., to John and Stella (Cislo) Swilper.  On March 11, 1967, she married Darwin John Shafer. He preceded her in death on June 18, 2011. Stella had been the manager at the McDonalds in Saline for 15 years. She enjoyed baking, candy making, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the Tuesday Women’s Card Club.

Stella is survived by three daughters, Trisha (Rich) Steffens of Laingsburg, Mich., Angie (Kurt) Trombley of Loveland, Ohio, and Ruth Kirk of Clinton; a stepdaughter, Corinne Shafer of Westland, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Olivares, Nicole, Grant, Collin, Olivia, Nadia, Emily and Jacob; three nieces, two nephews and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jean Maloney. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh with Pastor Gordon Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian and also on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, from 3-4 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh. Burial of cremains will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown Twp., Mich. Condolences may be sent to the family at 

Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or to ALS of Michigan. Envelopes will be available at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tecumseh or at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.



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