James F. Saffer
James Forrest Saffer, 90, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Birchaven Retirement Village.
Born Feb. 25, 1918, in Corydon, he was the son of the late William and Edith McClaren Saffer.
He graduated in 1936 from Corydon High School, worked in the family ice distribution business in Louisville, served four years in the Army during World War II, worked the same sales territory in northwest Ohio selling Belknap Hardware for 35 years, worked part time 14 years for Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Ohio, was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Toledo (Ohio) Consistory of the Scottish Rite.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marie C. Weigel, and five siblings.
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Small of Little Compton, R.I.; Jane Peters of Angier, N.C., and Nancy Saffer of Toledo, Ohio, and three granddaughters.
Visitation: Tuesday, July 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m.
Graveside service: Wednesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at the Knollcrest Cemetery Chapel with full military rites by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.
Officiants: Chaplain Mike Thompson.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Masonic lodge.