Ellen (?)

F, b. circa 1858, d. after 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gaston.
  • Ellen (?) married (?) Gaston.
  • Ellen (?) was born circa 1858 at Missouri.
  • She died after 1920.
Census DateLocation
1920Quapaw, Ottawa, OklahomaEllen (?) was listed as mother (actually mother-in-law) in Thomas William Chapman's household on the 1920 Census at Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma.1

Child of Ellen (?) and (?) Gaston

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1481; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 125.

(?) Gaston

M, d. before 1920
  • (?) Gaston married Ellen (?).
  • (?) Gaston died before 1920.

Child of (?) Gaston and Ellen (?)

Marilyn Louise Chapman

F, b. 11 January 1938, d. April 1981
Father*Bryan Jennings Chapman b. 21 Jan 1902, d. 15 Oct 1959
Mother*Verda Edna Thompson b. 3 Aug 1914, d. 23 Dec 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1959As of before 1959,her married name was Cousatte.
Married Namebefore 1969As of before 1969,her married name was Cooper.
Married Name13 February 1969As of 13 February 1969,her married name was Opechka.

(?) Cooper

M

Bernard Joseph Opechka

M

(?) Cousatte

M

Charles Wayne Ward

M, b. 22 June 1946, d. 4 January 2014
Father*Richard Lee Ward b. 4 Nov 1911, d. 27 Sep 1993
Mother*Lena Ellen Chapman b. 3 Nov 1910, d. 11 May 1991
  • Charles Wayne Ward was born on 22 June 1946 at Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri.
  • He was the son of Richard Lee Ward and Lena Ellen Chapman.
  • Charles Wayne Ward died on 4 January 2014 at Missouri at age 67.

John H. Jacobs

M, b. 29 January 1906, d. 22 January 1978
  • John H. Jacobs married Lena Margaret Hemeyer.
  • John H. Jacobs was born on 29 January 1906 at Nebraska.
  • He died on 22 January 1978 at South Dakota at age 71.

Child of John H. Jacobs and Lena Margaret Hemeyer

Lena Margaret Hemeyer

F, b. 26 September 1905, d. 9 January 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Jacobs.
  • Lena Margaret Hemeyer married John H. Jacobs.
  • Lena Margaret Hemeyer was born on 26 September 1905 at Wagner, Charles Mix, South Dakota.
  • She died on 9 January 2003 at age 97.

Child of Lena Margaret Hemeyer and John H. Jacobs

Archie Wayne Starkey

M, b. 7 May 1945, d. 2 June 2006
Father*Milfred Robert Starkey b. 16 Nov 1918, d. 20 Jul 1971
Mother*Mildred Mearl Chadwick b. 28 Oct 1920, d. 13 Jan 1999

Timothy Fritsch

M, d. 19 August 1983
Father*Gerald Fritsch b. 14 May 1921, d. 6 Nov 2016
Mother*Rosella May Hamilton b. 21 May 1929, d. 16 Jan 2003

LouAnn Fritsch

F, b. 17 July 1953, d. 1 March 1997
Father*Gerald Fritsch b. 14 May 1921, d. 6 Nov 2016
Mother*Rosella May Hamilton b. 21 May 1929, d. 16 Jan 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Olson.
  • LouAnn Fritsch married Robert Olson Jr.
  • LouAnn Fritsch was born on 17 July 1953 at Iowa, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Gerald Fritsch and Rosella May Hamilton.
  • LouAnn Fritsch died on 1 March 1997 at age 43.
  • She was buried after 1 March 1997 at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin.

Robert Olson Jr.

M

Edna Maas

F, b. 23 February 1906, d. 26 December 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 October 1924As of 16 October 1924,her married name was Shaffer.
  • Edna Maas was born on 23 February 1906 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • She married William Henry Shaffer, son of John Pelter Shaffer and Letitia Elizabeth Hamilton, on 16 October 1924 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Edna Maas died on 26 December 1972 at age 66 Mrs William Shaffer (Edna Maas) obituary.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 27, 1972 - Mrs William Shaffer (Edna Maas) obituary
  • She was buried after 26 December 1972 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque, Iowa.

Children of Edna Maas and William Henry Shaffer

Lorraine Catherine Shaffer

F, b. 12 October 1935, d. 29 February 2016
Lorraine Catherine (Shaffer) Dimitroff
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 November 1957As of 30 November 1957,her married name was Dimitroff.
  • Lorraine Catherine Shaffer was born on 12 October 1935 at Iowa Township, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Lorraine Catherine Shaffer married Eldon August Dimitroff on 30 November 1957.
  • Lorraine Catherine Shaffer died on 29 February 2016 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, at age 80 Lorraine C. Dimitroff, age 80, of Dubuque, IA, was called home peacefully at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016, at home with her three loving sons by her side. To honor Lorraine's life, funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Phil Smith officiating. To celebrate Lorraine's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

    Lorraine was born on October 12, 1935, in Dubuque, daughter of William and Edna (Maas) Shaffer. She was one of 14 brothers and sisters and graduated from St. Columbkille High School in 1953. She was a great student, even earning the American Legion School Award entitled the Certificate of Distinguished Achievement which also recognized her "possession of those high qualities of Honor, Courage, Scholarship, Leadership and Service". During her Columbkille days she went to live with her aunt and uncle, John and Helen Maas, who owned the original Bel-Du Inn which today is known as Happy's. While working there she acquired the name Sweet Lorraine because of her kind and easy going personality. She also first met her future husband, Eldon Dimitroff, there and they were married on Nov. 30, 1957. On her first anniversary, she gave birth to their first son, John. Mark, David and Daniel would follow.

    She worked part time at Clark Transfer and Storage Company for many years. She was very active at Holy Ghost Parish regularly volunteering in the library. She was in Mother's Club and the Rosary Society, often handling all of the paperwork. Being good with numbers, she was the defacto family tax specialist for her parents and many of her brothers and sisters. She loved singing in the church choir and her voice was beautiful and very distinctive as we could always make it out from the pew. She did bowling league for many years and traveled to out of town tournaments in Kansas City and Indianapolis. One of her favorite things was to play Yahtzee with her family. No one yelled "Yahtzee" like Lorraine. She loved watching her boys play sports attending all of the games with Eldon. Her two favorite things to have were Marco's Pizza and Coca-Cola. Her smile would absolutely light up the room.

    But in 1996 she was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia and she fought that disease for the next 20 years. We can only say that during that time she showed such courage and strength that we will forever cherish the time we were able to spend with her. Her love came out to us daily and we have felt for a long time that she was really caring for us. She was a beautiful, beautiful person and we will miss her dearly.

    Those left to cherish Lorraine's memory include

    her sons,
    John Dimitroff,
    David Dimitroff
    and Daniel Dimitroff, all of Dubuque;

    and her siblings,
    Shirley Mihalakis,
    Richard "Dick" (Patricia) Shaffer,
    Clarence Shaffer,
    James "Jimmy" (Rose) Shaffer
    Harold (Sue) Shaffer, all of Dubuque, IA
    and William "Billy" Shaffer, Osage, IA.

    She was preceded in death by her son, Mark; her husband, Eldon; her parents, William and Edna; and her siblings Alice, Irvin, Donald, John "Jack", Rita, Mary and Leonard.
  • She was buried after 29 February 2016 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Child of Lorraine Catherine Shaffer and Eldon August Dimitroff

Eldon August Dimitroff

M, b. 30 April 1926, d. 28 December 2011
  • Eldon August Dimitroff was born on 30 April 1926 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He married Lorraine Catherine Shaffer, daughter of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas, on 30 November 1957.
  • Eldon August Dimitroff died on 28 December 2011 at Dubuque, Iowa, at age 85 Eldon A. Dimitroff, 85, of 233 E. 27th St., died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, of natural causes.

    Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the Marine Corps League. To celebrate Eldon's life, friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St.

    He was born on April 30, 1926, in Dubuque, son of John and Alma (Nank) Dimitroff.

    Eldon served with the Marines from 1944 to 1946 during World War II.

    He married Lorraine Shaffer on Nov. 30, 1957, at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque.

    Eldon worked for the Milwaukee Road and Soo Line Railroad for 39 years. He was a section man and member of the Maintenance of Way Union.

    He was a member of Holy Ghost Church.

    Eldon was an avid trout fisherman and hunter. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. He coached independent league baseball for five years for the Hurricanes. He helped at the Farmers Market on Saturdays for many years, selling apples for Pete Henkels and Blue Bell Orchard. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends and caring for his wife of 54 years.

    Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Dimitroff, of Dubuque; three sons, John Dimitroff, David Dimitroff and Daniel Dimitroff, all of Dubuque; and a brother, Roy Dimitroff, of Dubuque.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark; and a sister, Marcella Frommelt.
  • He was buried after 28 December 2011 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Child of Eldon August Dimitroff and Lorraine Catherine Shaffer

Mark Kevin Dimitroff

M, b. 1 March 1961, d. 19 August 1993
Father*Eldon August Dimitroff b. 30 Apr 1926, d. 28 Dec 2011
Mother*Lorraine Catherine Shaffer b. 12 Oct 1935, d. 29 Feb 2016
  • Mark Kevin Dimitroff was born on 1 March 1961.
  • He was the son of Eldon August Dimitroff and Lorraine Catherine Shaffer.
  • Mark Kevin Dimitroff died on 19 August 1993 at age 32.
  • He was buried after 19 August 1993 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Alice M. Shaffer

F, b. 5 June 1924, d. 21 October 2013
Alice (Shaffer) Rosecamp Voels
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Rosecamp.
Married Name1978As of 1978,her married name was Voels.
  • Alice M. Shaffer married Leonard Rosecamp.
  • Alice M. Shaffer was born on 5 June 1924 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Alice M. Shaffer married Harold Voels in 1978.
  • Alice M. Shaffer died on 21 October 2013 at age 89 Alice M. Voels, age 89, of 5490 Sun Valley Dr., formerly of 2643 Central Ave., passed away at 2:21 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at her home of natural causes. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St. To celebrate Alice's life friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday at Behr Funeral Home.

    Alice was born on June 5, 1924 in Dubuque, IA daughter of William and Edna (Mas) Shaffer.

    Alice was a lifelong resident of Dubuque. She married Leonard Rosecamp. Alice later married Harold Voels in 1978. She stayed at home raising her children. Alice later worked at A.Y. McDonald's for 21 years. She was an avid bowler. Alice enjoyed working and also raised 5 of her sister's children. She loved animals and plants.


    Alice is survived by her children,
    Sandy Schuller, Dubuque, IA,
    Barbara Lindecker, Asbury, IA,

    her daughter-in-law,
    Gail Voels, Remona, CA,

    4 grandchildren,
    Kenny and Julie Lindecker,
    Rob and Farren Voels,

    and 1 great-grandchild,

    her sister Rita's children,     
    Donna,
    Dolly,
    Pat,
    Sally,
    Joe, all of Dubuque,

    her siblings,
    Lorraine Dimitroff,
    Shirley Mihalakis,
    Billy Shaffer,
    James Shaffer,
    Richard Shaffer,
    Clarence Shaffer,
    Harold Shaffer,

    and several nieces and nephews.

    Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, a son Dennis Voels, 2 sons-in-law Gary Schuller and Ken Lindecker, 2 sisters Rita Pfab and Mary Breitbach and 4 brothers Ervin, Jack, Donald and Leonard Shaffer.

Child of Alice M. Shaffer and Harold Voels

Irvin Shaffer

M, d. before 2013
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIrvin Shaffer was also known as Ervin.

Donald H. Shaffer

M, b. 24 March 1929, d. 27 June 1993
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDonald H. Shaffer was also known as Donnie.
  • Donald H. Shaffer married Judy (?).
  • Donald H. Shaffer was born on 24 March 1929 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He was the son of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Donald H. Shaffer died on 27 June 1993 at Dubuque, Iowa, at age 64.

John Shaffer

M, d. before 2013
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameJohn Shaffer also went by the name of Jack.

Rita Shaffer

F, b. 10 April 1933, d. 2 December 1960
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Pfab.

Mary E. Shaffer

F, b. 19 March 1945, d. 7 September 2009
Mary (Shaffer) Breitbach
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 April 1962As of 28 April 1962,her married name was Breitbach.
  • Mary E. Shaffer was born on 19 March 1945.
  • She was the daughter of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Mary E. Shaffer married Michael J. Breitbach on 28 April 1962.
  • Mary E. Shaffer died on 7 September 2009 at age 64 Mary E. Breitbach, age 65, of 1575 Maple St., passed away at 3:21 p.m. Monday, September 7, 2009, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

    Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

    Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery following cremation.

    Mary was born on March 19, 1945, in Dubuque, daughter of William and Edna (Maas) Shaffer.

    Mary married Michael J. Brietbach on April 28, 1962, at St. Raphael's Cathedral; he preceded her in death on May 20, 2009. She worked as a bartender at the Old Log Tavern in Wisconsin and at River City Tap & Grill in Dubuque. She also cleaned houses. She liked sewing, doing jigsaw puzzles, cooking and gardening. She enjoyed the river and outdoors, especially camping and fishing. Her greatest joy was to be with her family.

    Survivors:     1 daughter:     Angela M. Griffith, San Antonio, TX
    3 Sons:     Michael K. Breitbach,
    Donald J. (Connie Reiter) Breitbach,
    Thomas J. (Cheryl Ostrander) Breitbach, all of Dubuque;
    14 Grandchildren:     Caitlyn, Candice, Justin, Jerred Griffith, Meagan, Steffanie, Sarah, Michelle Breitbach and Sondra Willis, Phillip Breitbach, Nicholas, Natalie and Emilie Reiter and Chase Breitbach;
    2 Great-grandchildren: Kirsten and Jadden;
    3 sisters,     Alice Voels, of Dubuque,
    Lorraine (Eldon) Dimitroff, of Dubuque,
    Shirley Mihalakis, of Dubuque;
    6 brothers, William Shaffer, of Hazel Green, Wis.,
    Richard (Patricia) Shaffer, of Dubuque,
    Clarence Shaffer, of Dubuque,
    James (Rose) Shaffer, of Dubuque,
    Leonard Shaffer, of Dubuque,
    Harold (Sue) Shaffer, of Dubuque
    nieces and nephews

    She was preceded in death by a daughter and a son, Caroline and Robert Breitbach, both in infancy; a sister, Rita (Tony) Pfab; and three brothers, Irvin (Eileen) Shaffer, Donald Shaffer and John (Sue) Shaffer.

Leonard G. Shaffer Sr.

M, b. 15 September 1947, d. 6 February 2013
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
  • Leonard G. Shaffer Sr. married Diane Meyer.
  • Leonard G. Shaffer Sr. was born on 15 September 1947.
  • He was the son of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Leonard G. Shaffer Sr. died on 6 February 2013 at age 65.

Richard H. Shaffer

M, b. 2 November 1940, d. 20 May 2017
Richard H Shaffer
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameRichard H. Shaffer also went by the name of Dick.
  • Richard H. Shaffer was born on 2 November 1940 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He was the son of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Richard H. Shaffer died on 20 May 2017 at age 76 Richard H. "Dick" Shaffer, age 76, of Dubuque, IA, was called home peacefully at 9:40 p.m., on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Dick's life, funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Dick's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m., until the time of services at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, at Behr Funeral Home.

    Dick was born on November 2, 1940, in Dubuque, IA, son of William and Edna (Maas) Shaffer.

    Dick was united in marriage to Patricia Tracy on June 11, 1960, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque. They were truly blessed with almost 57 years together, and 5 children. Dick was a very talented auto body technician who would invest his first 10 years with Wilson Brothers before eventually moving to Dan Kruse Pontiac, where he would devote another 34 years to his trade before finally retiring in 2004. Dick was a loyal man, who was not only proud to be a union member over the years, but also made no apologies for always putting his family first. In his free time, one of Dick's favorite pastimes was watching his beloved Cubbies, and their World Series win on his birthday last year was one of the greatest gifts Dick could have ever asked for. Our hearts ache with the loss of our husband, father and grandfather, but we are grateful for all of the memories he leaves behind and the countless lessons in the importance of delivery when it comes to some good old fashion sarcasm in your day.

    Those left to cherish Dick's memory include

    his loving wife,
    Patricia "Pat" Shaffer, Dubuque, IA;

    his 4 sons,
    Greg (Joy) Shaffer, Dubuque, IA,
    Steve (Maryann) Shaffer, Dubuque, IA,
    Jeff Shaffer, Dubuque, IA
    and Eric (Kristi) Shaffer, Robins, IA;

    his 13 grandchildren,
    Holly (Flaco) Santoyo, Kayla (Anjison) DePaepe, Hayley Shaffer, Brandon Shaffer, Hunter Shaffer, Jared Shaffer, Chandler Shaffer, Cassandra Shaffer, Asia Shaffer, Payzlee Shaffer, Jovi, Kinzi and Addi;

    his 6 great-grandchildren;

    and his 5 siblings,
    Shirley (Pete Schwartz) Mihalakis, Dubuque, IA,
    William "Bill" Shaffer, Northwood, IA,
    Clarence Shaffer, Dubuque, IA,
    Jim (Rose) Shaffer, Dubuque, IA
    and Harold (Sue) Shaffer, Dubuque, IA.

    Dick was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Gail Mussehl; and 8 siblings, Irvin (Ilene) Shaffer, Jack (Sue) Shaffer, Donnie (Judy) Shaffer, Alice Voels, Rita (Tony) Pfab, Lorraine (Eldon) Dimitroff, Leonard (Diane "Dede" Meyer) Shaffer and Mary Breitbach.

Leonard Rosecamp

M

Harold Voels

M

Child of Harold Voels and Alice M. Shaffer

Dennis Voels

M, d. before 2013
Father*Harold Voels
Mother*Alice M. Shaffer b. 5 Jun 1924, d. 21 Oct 2013

Tony Pfab

M

Michael J. Breitbach

M, d. 20 May 2009