Brian D. Shaffner, 54, of Marshall, Illinois passed away suddenly at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Brian was born August 4, 1966 in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Gerald and Sharon Shaffner of West Union, Illinois. He attended the First Baptist Church of West Union, IL. He was a 1984 graduate of Hutsonville High School and attended Lakeland College in Mattoon, IL. He was accepted in the Iron Workers apprentice program Union Local 22 (formerly Terre Haute Local 439) in January of 1990. He currently worked as a Union Iron Worker at Marathon Refinery in Robinson, IL. with 31 years of service as an Iron Worker, he was anxiously awaiting his retirement in August of 2021. On September 21, 1991, he married the love of his life, Patricia Jean (Johnson) Shaffner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshall, IL. Growing up in the country, he loved to ride motorcycles, hunting, fishing and any outdoor activity. Brian loved playing baseball and basketball. He was a gifted athlete even if he didn’t say so himself. Brian enjoyed playing men’s softball and even a few years of co-ed, but his true passion was watching and coaching his two daughters, Savannah and Macy, in softball along with all the area girls. He was most proud to watch both girls play college softball and graduate with their degrees. He would say as a parent, raising them to become who they are today, was his biggest accomplishment in his life. To say he loved being a girl dad would be an understatement. He didn’t just roll with the punches, he rolled with the hormones and emotions without hesitation. He had a passion for music of any kind that started at a young age with his brother, Lance. You could always find him jamming out in the car, at the house or on the boat. His favorite family activity was entertaining and cooking for anyone who would show up. In the summer’s you could find him and his family on the lake, as he was the best pontoon boat captain there was. At the end of the day, nothing meant more to Brian than relaxing and laughing with family and friends with a cold one in his hand. Surviving are his wife, Patricia J. (Johnson) Shaffner; two daughters, Savannah Shaffner, and Macy Shaffner (Andre) Strohm; his mother, Sharon Shaffner; brother, Lance (Heather) Shaffner; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and extended family members. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Gerald D. Shaffner; in-laws, Dan and Jean Johnson, uncle Stan Shaffner, the Johnson brothers; grandparents, Gordon and Ann-Marie Coryell and Anna-Jean and Oscar Shaffner. Services in honor of his life will be 3:00 PM Saturday, May 8th at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with Steve Dolson officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM prior the service. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Rescue Me Clifford with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.