May 18, 1919 - Feb. 26, 2013
GOSHEN — Harry James Shaver, 93, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2013, with his family at his bedside.
He was residing at Courtyard Healthcare in Goshen, where he had been in failing health for the past year.
He was born May 18, 1919, to Isaac Howell and Cecile (Elkey) Shaver in White Fish Bay, Wis. He moved to Goshen in 1937, where he met and married his wife, Mary Elizabeth Fryman, on July 20, 1938. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 2007.
Harry is survived by two daughters, Virginia (Terry A.) Miller of New Paris and Janie (Dr. Jeffrey) Coppes of Mishawaka; a son, Jim (Sharon) Shaver of Milford; six grandchildren, Tom Miller, Teri Ann Denta, Gregory J. Shaver, Jeffrey Shaver, Cori Brown and Kenny Sweet; and five great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, John, William and Isaac Shaver; and a sister, Ruth Shaver.
Harry was a custom cabinet builder, owning his own shop, Shaver Mfg. Co., before he sold and started working in upper management at several RV companies in the area, retiring from Travelcraft of Elkhart. He also worked a number of years at Franklin Coach in Nappanee and purchased and owned and operated Covered Wagon in New Paris.
Harry participated in many activities. He was active at First Brethren Church of New Paris, the New Paris Fire Department, and was a charter member of New Paris Lions Club. He enjoyed traveling, taking many trips to Hawaii and Florida. He also collected records and model trains, and had a love for creating stained glass.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, with viewing one hour before at 10 a.m. Pastor Jeff Estep of First Brethren Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Terry Miller, Dr. Jeffrey Coppes, B.J. Denta, Tom Miller, Jeff Shaver and Andrew Denta.
Burial will follow in New Paris Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Brethren Church, New Paris.