Larry Duane Shaffer

October 20th, 1947October 8th, 2017

Larry Duane Shaffer, longtime resident of Boulder, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at ManorCare of Boulder. He was 69 years old. He was born in Clarinda, Iowa on October 20, 1947, the son of Clyde M. and Erma D. (Young) Shaffer. His identical twin brother Gary was born one minute earlier than Larry. Larry grew up in Clearfield, Iowa and the family moved to Boulder in 1963. The boys graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder in 1966. Larry and Gary graduated from Vo-tech as mechanics and he worked for a short time with his Uncle Pete at a garage in Nederland. Larry worked as a mechanic for McCaddon Cadillac, Buick, and GMC for 46 years. Larry loved to read, listen to news radio, and he was an avid Colorado Rockies fan. He enjoyed being with his family, but generally just enjoyed life to the fullest. He is preceded in death by his parents. Surviving family members are his children, Craig D. Shaffer of Louisville, Leha K. Shaffer of Longmont, Michael J. Shaffer of Boulder, and Meg E. Sorensen of Cody, WY. He is also survived by his twin brother Gary Shaffer of Boulder, his sister Jean Ann Damiana and her husband Gary of Louisville, two grandchildren, Kevin Shaffer and Kylie Lane, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 14 at Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Friends may share condolences online at


Family and friends will be gathering at Darrell Howe Mortuary, Lafayette, CO on  Saturday, October 14, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am with the funeral service immediately following at 10:00 am.








So sorry Leha, Craig and Mike he was such a character :-) May he rest in peace. Matt M.
Gary, im so sorry about Larry. Think about you two quite often and had lots of great times with you both in Clearfield. How we all missed you two when you moved to Colorado? Thoughts and prayers to you and Larrys family? Jeani
I have memories of the Shaffer boys that no one can take away from me. Growing up in Clearfield; Larry and I were best friends always hanging out and playing together. I helped them mow yards so we could camp out on Saturday nights. Played high school football with them what great memories. I still feel bad that I shot you in the foot Larry. You were my best friend when we were young and I always considered you my friend even though I hadn't seen you in 17 years. RIP my good friend, Lewie Morris
So sorry for your loss Gary and Jean Ann and family. Larry was such a great guy, so funny, such a character. He will be missed so much. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace. God Bless you all. Linda Shaffer (Dusty's mom)
To the entire Shaffer family, I send my thoughts & prayers to you. I remember so many good times with Larry & the rest of the family (especially Karen) & I know he will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. I love the pic of him & Gary at Vo-tech.
I remember your smile and laughter many years ago in high school. Rest in Peace my old friend.
My condolences to the Shaffer family in loving memory of Larry. Larry will always be remembered as a caring, loving person to others. I will always remember the love he gave to Cindy and Steve. May he rest in peace. His smile and laughter will be missed. Nancy Osborn