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Nancy I. Shafer

1948 - 2021



ELKHART-Nancy I. Shafer, 73, passed away July 2, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.  She was born May 6, 1948 in Elkhart, Indiana to Orris & Phyllis (Scherer) Shafer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, Mark Shafer and 1 uncle, Wayne Scherer.
Surviving is 1 uncle, Stan Scherer, 6 cousins, Kim (Karen) Scherer, Kirt (Judy) Scherer, Denise (Mark) Weldy, Charlie (Sonja) Scherer, Mike (Kathy) Scherer, and Bill (Pam) Scherer. 
Nancy received several degrees from Purdue University including, a teaching degree, and nursing degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  She owned Shafer Animal Clinic but worked at several other facilities in her career.  Nancy will be remembered as a true animal lover that had a passion for helping them. 

The family asks that any memorial donations be given to an animal organization of your choice in honor of her love of animals.

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Lee Madison and Sally Barber

July 20, 2021 11:24 AM

Sympathy and heartfelt sadness on the passing of Dr. Shafer. Dr. Shafer is and always will be our most cherished veterinarian that so kindly and gently cared for our two elderly dogs. We are devastated of the loss and her commitment to  and love of  animals. Sending healing thoughts and peace to the family, friends and all the creatures great and small whose lives she touched. 

Amber Stites/ Cassel

July 19, 2021 6:24 PM

I’m truly saddened to hear this. My prayers go to the family. She was a great veterinarian. She helped take care of my dogs. I’m very sorry to hear this.

Chris Bringle

July 7, 2021 12:33 PM

Dear Kim, Karen and family, so sorry to read about Nancy-she was a lovely, accomplished person 

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