Kenton Paul Shaiffer

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  • "God bless you and your family Ken. Rest in peace. Sarah"
  • "I miss you so much daddy!!! Life just isn't complete..."
    - Sheryl Vowels
  • "My condolences to Ken's family at this time. I'm Myrna..."
    - Rae Maddox
  • "Good memories of my nephew. You will be missed."
    - Myrna Foster
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Kenton Paul Shaiffer
March 18, 1957 - November 10, 2017
Kenton Paul Shaiffer, 60, died on November 10, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and a friend to many.
He was born on March 18, 1957 in Jamestown, North Dakota. He grew up in Germany where he started playing football and his passion for sports started. He settled in Colorado Springs where he attended Palmer High School and graduated in 1975.
He joined the Navy and served off the coast of Vietnam. During his time in the Navy he was exposed to asbestos while assisting with the removal of asbestos from his naval ship.
Ken then worked as a Power Plant Operator at the Ray Nixon Power Plant.
He later married Vicki Hanson at Faith Lutheran Church in Security.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Shaiffer; son, Rick Shaiffer of Fountain, Colorado; daughter, Sheryl (Jason) Vowels of Colorado Springs; step-father, George Shaiffer of Colorado Springs; two brothers, David Shaiffer, and Russell Shaiffer of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Lori (Keith) Schleichardt of Las Vegas, Nevada, Lynn (Mike) Stoltz of Salcha, Alaska, and Susan Shaiffer of Colorado Springs; and his seven grandchildren.
Ken passed away from asbestosis while waiting to be put on the lung transplant list through the VA.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Shaiffer; and his sister, Susan Schielke.
His grandchildren were the light of his life. He also enjoyed camping, motorcycles, dirt bikes, and helping others. He will be best remembered for his kind heart, compassion, exceptional generosity and love of family.
Visitation, 5:00PM - 7:00PM, Thursday, November 16, 2017, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.
Funeral Service, 11:00AM, Friday, November 17, 2017, Faith Lutheran Church, 315 Security Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80911.
Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.
Memorial contributions may be made to , www.stjude.org, or the , www.donate.cancer.org.
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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 14, 2017
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