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Douglas R. "Doug" Shaffer, II

November 16, 1984 — April 15, 2021

Douglas R. “Doug” Shaffer, II, 36, of Overton, Nebraska passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Doug was born on November 16, 1984, in Dodge City, Kansas, to Douglas and Venus (Wendt) Shaffer. He was born with a serious heart defect which required surgery at a very young age. He received his primary education from Overton Public Schools and graduated from Overton High School, with the class of 2003. He then went on to further his education in Chicago, Illinois, at the Universal Technical Institute in Auto Mechanics. He spent two years and graduated from UTI earning his Associates Degree, specializing in the Toyota Factory course which placed him in Michigan.

Following graduation, Doug moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan, working for Toyota. While living in Michigan, Doug had a son, Casey, who he loved and adored. After four years in Grand Blanc, Doug was ready to move back to Overton and be closer to his parents.

Doug started working at Pizza Hut in Lexington, which he enjoyed for the free food. He then spent a few years working at Plum Creek Motors before finding his calling, at Tyson, training to be a Scale Technician. He loved his work and co-workers. Even after two major heart surgeries, Doug couldn’t wait to get back to work.

Doug had a love and hate relationship working on vehicles. He always looked forward to shooting pool in the Holdrege Pool League. He enjoyed hunting prairie dogs, shooting guns, riding his motorcycles and spending time with his family and especially his son, Casey.

Those who knew Doug can attest to his sense of humor; he was kind-hearted and had a selfless soul. Even though Doug’s heart gave much too soon, Doug has left a tremendous legacy of love.

Survivors include his parents, Doug (Kay) Shaffer of Overton; his son, Casey Shaffer of Newport Richey, Florida; his siblings, Mandy Martin of Holdrege, Caroline (Jason) LaVene of Mount Morris, Michigan, Sarah (Ruben) Martin of Overton, Tony (Jazzmyn) Martin of Elm Creek, and Paul Martin of Overton; grandparents, Donna (Bobby) Prentice of Oconto and Miles Shaffer of Millington, Michigan; thirteen nieces and nephews, numerous aunts and uncles; as well as extended family and a host of friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his mother, Venus Langlois; grandmother, Shirley Shaffer; grandfather, Paul Esslinger; grandma and grandpa Wendt from Michigan; as well as aunts and uncles.

A Celebration Of Life Service will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Pastor Rex Adams, officiating. The service will be live-streamed via the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Facebook page. Casual dress is encouraged and jeans would be appropriate

There will be no visitation, as the family is honoring Doug’s wish for cremation. Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home

106 W 8th St, Lexington, NE 68850

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