Michael D. Shafer, 57 of Rochester passed away 2:31 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his residence. He had been in failing health.
On February 21, 1962, Michael David Shafer was born in Los Angeles County , CA to Peter Stanton and Penni Lee Zilhaver Shafer. Growing up he shared his childhood with three brothers Mark, Dan and Rob. As a Zebra he enjoyed a stellar career as a member of the RHS men's golf team. In 1980 he graduated from Rochester High School.
For many years Mike was the assistant professional at Polly's Plantation & Golf Country Club, Polly's Island, South Carolina.
Left to cherish Mike's memory are four children including twin daughters, Erin Phillips and husband Al of Walhalla, SC, Amanda Wahley and husband Pat of Lufoff, SC, a son Andrew Shafer and wife Andrea of Spartanburg, SC, and daughter Megan Kicklighter and husband Davie of West Columbia, SC; three brothers: Mark Shafer and wife Brenda of Bondurant, Iowa, Dan Shafer and wife Jenny, and Rob Shafer, all of Rochester; and the mother of his children, Lee Ann Gerrich Shafer, of Rochester.
Preceding Mike in death are his parents Pete and Penni Shafer.
A celebration of Mike's life will be held later this year.