Erin Leigh Shafer

Erin Leigh Shafer, 40, Lawson, MO, passed away February 8, 2021. Erin was born May 30, 1980 in Three Rivers, MI, to Joseph and Pamela (McDonald) Eichorn.

Erin married Aaron Shafer on May 29, 2004. They had two children, Cade and Libbi Shafer, both still at home. Erin and Aaron were always up for an adventure and lived a full life even in the midst of Erin’s 11 year health battle.

Erin is survived by her husband and children; mother, Pamela Eichorn; father and mother-in-law, David and Shelva Shafer; siblings, Alison Eichorn, Adam Eichorn (fiancé Leah Troup), Eric (Kerri) Eichorn; in-laws, Roger (Shannon) Wilson and Mark Shafer; and many nieces and nephews.

Erin was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Eichorn.

Anyone who knew Erin, knew she loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. Her mantra through this journey was “Choose joy”. And she did … It was not a perfect battle but it was a victorious one. Erin showed us all how to finish well.

A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST (11:00-1:00 EDT), Saturday, February 20, 2021 with service at 12:00 p.m. CST (1:00 EDT) at Lawson Baptist Church, 18603 US-69, Lawson, MO 64062.  Graveside at Lawson Cemetery immediately following the service

There will be live streaming of the funeral for anyone who cannot attend. Go to the Lawson Baptist Church Facebook page. Moorepark Community Church is offering to host a viewing of the live-stream at 1:00 EDT. Lunch to follow the service, 55701 Wilbur Rd., Three Rivers, MI 49093.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Center at

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.

Our Sincere Condolences

Erin was a sweetheart. Her smile was so bright. We enjoyed watching her grow to become a beautiful woman. Her heart was filled with love for her family but most of all for her loving Lord and Savior. We prayed so hard for a miracle to happen, but then we understood that it wasn’t our will but God’s. She asked one time that we pray that she didn’t loose her joy. Most people would have asked for healing, but Erin left that all in God’s hands. Through her battle with cancer, she kept her sense of humor and her faith never waivered. I believe that her testimony touched many. Our hearts are hurting for all of you. We will continue to ask God for comfort and peace for the days ahead.
Doug & Shellie Thornburgh

My thoughts are with you and prayers that the Lord will surround you and your family with His peace and comfort.

Pam and family:
We are so sorry to hear of Erin’s passing – she was a brave and victorious woman and she always shined brightly in every picture you have posted over these years. We send the embracing love of the Father and His comfort and support to you in this time as you grieve her passing and yet carry on Erin’s message of rejoicing in Her King.
We love you, Pam, and are so grateful for you.
God bless you with the strong arms of Abba’s constant embrace and His tender loving kindness.
Love Aglow Cincinnati,
Laurie, Colette, Liberty and all of our beloved team.

Pam, Aaron and Family,
Your friends and Church Family from Michigan want you to know we remember you today with our sincere sympathy and love.  Please know that we continue to pray for you that God will fill you with all His fullness (Ephesians 3:19) and His peace that passes all understanding, that will guard your hearts and minds thru Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).
Moorepark Community Church and Bud and Jeanette