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Robert Edwin Shaffer, 84, of Winter Park, FL, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022. He was born on April 18, 1938, in Litchfield, MN and then moved to Willmar, MN, where he grew up and attended school. After graduating high school, he proudly enlisted and served in the US Navy and, after serving 4 years, enrolled in St. Cloud State University where he met his soulmate and wife, Regina. They were happily married in 1960. Robert graduated from St. Cloud University in 1962. Upon graduating, his professional career quickly began in Minneapolis, MN where he worked as a sales representative for Control Data Corporation (CDC). Corporate opportunities quickly led the family south to Cocoa Beach, FL (1964) and then Orlando, FL (1966) where he sold mainframe computers to large companies and institutions across Florida. In 1967, after much success with CDC, Robert resigned from CDC, taking the family south to Naples, FL where he shifted gears to entrepreneurial commercial real estate development.
In retirement, Robert and Gina spent their summers in Glenwood, MN and the winters near their sons and grandchildren in Debary, FL. Robert loved to golf, which he would try to play several times a week with Gina and friends. He was an avid reader. Ever since childhood he loved to hunt and actively hunted pheasant, ducks, and geese until his health no longer cooperated. He was a devout Christian and very engaged in the Lutheran Church, having helped build two from the ground up.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Regina; his sons, Keith and wife, Debra and Stephen and wife, Annette; his grandchildren, Tiffany, Robert, Christina, Erik; his great-grandchildren Trevor and Levi and his brother, William and wife, Kay. He will live in our memories forever.
Services will be held in the chapel at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo, FL on Saturday, October 29 at 11:30am. Robert will be interred in a private family service directly following at St. Luke’s Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the team at Westminster Baldwin Park, Vitas, and all those who have supported us during this time of loss.
In lieu of flowers, the family please requests donations be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Scholarship fund.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Starts at 11:30am (Eastern time)
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
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