Jenny Shafer was born on November 20, 1962, to Deward (Buck) Massey and Doris Massey in San Diego, CA. Jenny was the middle of three children, Kevin, Jenny, and Carla. Doris raised her children in Bemidgi, MN, where Jenny grew up.
Jenny married Gordon Kosmicki on June 19, 1981. Jenny and Gordon raised their three children, Jeff, Ben and Breanna, in Grand Island, NE, until they divorced in 1998. Jenny attended and graduated school and became an LPN. She worked mostly in nursing homes during her career and enjoyed that job very much. Jenny moved to Palmer, NE, in 1998, living with her friend Linda Sorensen. Jenny met Max Shafer in April of 1999 and married Max on September 4, 1999. They made their home in the rural Shubert, NE area raising Jenny’s daughter Breanna and Max’s two children, Max and Treia.
Jenny enjoyed hobbies such as beading, quilting, needlework, cooking, and canning and drying fruits and vegetables. Jenny was involved in processing chicken and deer meat for her family. Jenny enjoyed helping taking care of the many animals they had. Jenny enjoyed her many grandchildren, seeing them when she could. Jenny was a very positive person and if she could, she worked very hard doing what needed done, including being the computer guru of the family. She loved to use computers and always had her IPad in hand, continually learning things from the internet. Jenny and Max loved to camp, mostly staying at Indian Cave State Park completing their camp host duties. In the year 2000, Jenny became ill and had to quit her job. As the years passed by, many illnesses came to Jenny and most never left. She took it in stride and fought the good fight. She loved the Lord and worshipped him daily; God was a big part of her life. We knew Jenny’s life would be cut short because of her health. She became ill and passed away on January 31, 2021, at Immanuel hospital in Omaha, NE; she was 58 years old. She was and always will be the love of Max’s life.
Jenny is survived by her husband, Max, mother Doris Massey Rudd of Waite Park, MN, father-in-law, Max Shafer of Shubert, NE, brother, Kevin Massey and wife Dida of Boston, MA, sister, Carla and Scott Morgenstern of Nemaha NE, children, Jeff and his wife Tyeisha and their son Silas of Omaha, NE, Ben and friend Kim of Hastings NE and Ben’s daughter Kyla of Lincoln, NE, Breanna of Lincoln, NE, sister-in-law, Penny Shafer of Shubert, NE, seven grandchildren, Jake Gard, Max Shafer Gard V, Jonah Shafer Gard, Addy Gard, Kyla Bertram, Gabriel Rhoades and Harper Hicks.
A graveside service will be held at the Prairie Union Cemetery near Shubert, NE, on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 1:00 P. M.
Services will be live streamed on Dorr and Clark Funeral Home’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dorrandclarkfuneralhome
Even though there is much sadness for Jenny’s family and friends, it is also a celebration of Jenny’s life because she is now in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Friends may sign the guest registry at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home during regular business hours.