John C. Shaffer Born: May 3, 1938; in Towanda, PA Died: January 8, 2017; in DeKalb, IL John C. Shaffer, 78, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. Born May 3, 1938, in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the son of Clifford Thomas and Iola Genevieve (Northrup) Shaffer, John married Diane Militz on October 1, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois. John was a professor of physics at Northern Illinois University and the department chair. He was a member of the International Perfume Bottle Association and the American Physical Society. He is survived by his wife, Diane; his children, James P. (Marybeth Langer) Shaffer, Michael J. (Emily) Shaffer; two grandchildren, Emma M. and Jarek M. Shaffer; his sister, Cathye Horton; and his nephew, Matthew Horton. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James L. and Paul Northrup; and his nephew, Mark Horton. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the First Lutheran Church, 324 North 3rd Street, DeKalb, with Rev. Dr. Janet Hunt officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be at a later date at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services, Saturday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the John C. Shaffer Memorial Fund, addressed to the Shaffer Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
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