Bernard Leon Sheaffer Jr., 84

Bernard Leon “Sonny” Sheaffer Jr., 84, of Allegan passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Wings Home. 

Born Aug. 20, 1934, in Allegan, he was the son of the late Bernard Lee and Cornelia Sheaffer. He was a member of the graduating class of 1952 of Allegan High School.

On June 27, 1959, Sonny married Eleanor Mae Reimink and they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

He retired from Eaton Corporation after 30 years of service as a machinist and was a proud member of the UAW Union. Other memberships included the Allegan Eagles Club, Otsego Moose Lodge 345 Chapter 672, Fennville and Allegan Rod and Gun Clubs and the NRA. 

Sonny was a passionate outdoorsman. He loved deer hunting, waterfowl hunting and fishing; especially the competitive bass fishing he participated in with his son.

In addition to his wife of 60 years, Eleanor, Sonny is survived by his children, Kevin (Lisa) Sheaffer and Darla (Jeff) Melvin; siblings, Leonard (Carol) Sheaffer and Vicki Tye; and granddaughters, Ashley (Mike) Powers, Alison (David) Smith, Taylor (Devin) Roblyer and Hayley Sheaffer.

The family will receive friends at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, on Thursday, July 25from 6 to 8 p.m.

A funeral service will take place on Friday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mallory Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to Wings Home, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010.



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