SHAFFER – Walter Samuel Shaffer aged 91 of Alto passed away peacefully in his sleep March 4 2008. Walter was best known to all as Pa Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Lois; brother Raymond; and a son-in-law Jim Ellis; Pa is survived by his wife Barbara of 66 years; children Delores Ellis Donna (William) Harrall Wesley Shaffer Richard (Debbie) Shaffer and Larry (Gail) Shaffer; sisters Esther Slater and Elda Bretze; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; also many nieces and nephews; Pa Shaffer served in the Pacific during WWII. He was a farmer worked construction and loved pulling modified tractors with his family. A public visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on at the Roth-Gerst Funeral Home 305 North Hudson Lowell. A private funeral service will be March 7th with Rev. Roger LaWarre officiating. Interment Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr S.W., Byron Center MI and Flat River Outreach Ministries 11535 E. Fulton Lowell 49331.