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Dwight H. Shaffer

Iowa City

Dwight H. Shaffer, 91, of Iowa City, died Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Atrium Village in Hills.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, where military honors will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Iowa City Animal Shelter, American Legion Post 17 or First Presbyterian Church. To share a memory, thought or condolence with his family, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Dwight was a lifelong resident of Iowa City, the son of Ernest and Margaret (Blaha) Shaffer. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. He transferred to the Army Air Corps, then to the U.S. Air Force Reserve, ending his 30-year career in the Iowa National Guard in Iowa City. He returned to Iowa City, where he and his wife resided and raised their family and where Dwight worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital for over 20 years. Dwight was a very proud American, proud to have served his country not only in time of war, but also through his many years at the Veterans Administration Hospital, where he stood tall among his fellow vets!
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City for over 50 years, and a member of both the American Legion and the VFW in Iowa City. Dwight always had a special place in his heart for animals of all kinds, especially his shelties.
His family includes his two sons, Kevin Shaffer (Debby) and Gary Shaffer (Teresa); grandson, Nicholas Shaffer; sister, Beth Brown; and his loving sheltie, Cede.
Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joanne; and his loving sheltie, Tilly.
Dwight's family cannot express in words their deep gratitude for the compassionate care that Dwight received at Hills Atrium Village in conjunction with Essence of Hope Hospice. We sincerely thank you!