Dean Russell Shaffer, 87, of Carmi, Illinois, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.
Dean spent his working career in the oilfields of the Illinois Oil Basin. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, and member of the VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include sons Chris (Cindy) Shaffer and Nick (Whitney Smith) Shaffer, all of Carmi; grandchildren Kelan Shaffer, Makynna Shaffer and Alisha Shaffer.
In keeping with Dean’s wishes, his remains were cremated.
Visitation for Dean Russell Shaffer will be from 5-6 pm, Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.
Military rites will be conducted at 6 pm at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.