William Bruce Shafer

Sept. 11, 1958 - Sept. 16, 2013

West Linn resident William Bruce Shafer died Sept. 16, 2013, of cardiac arrest. He was 55.

Mr. Shafer was born in Houston, Texas, to Bill and Lynn Shafer. He grew up in Lake Oswego and graduated from Lakeridge High School.

He married Teresa Herr in 1986 at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2006.

Mr. Shafer was the warehouse manager for Portland Bottling Co. He was a member of Willamette Valley Country Club.

Survivors include his daughter, Kate Shafer of San Antonio, Texas; parents, Bill and Lynn Shafer of Canby; sisters, Mary Shafer Ruby of Lake Oswego and Kristina Shafer of Portland; and nieces, Emily Pflegel of Oregon City and Melissa Ruby of Lake Oswego.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. at Canby United Methodist Church, 1520 N. Holly St., Canby.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.