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Kenneth C. Shank

December 31, 1938 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 81)


Kenneth C. Shank, age 81, of Newville passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his Newville home.    

He was born on December 31, 1938 in Swan Township, Noble County to Cecil and Irene (Moran) Shank.  He graduated in 1957 from Antwerp High School where he was active in track, boxing, school plays and the school newspaper.

Mr. Shank worked at Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne retiring in 1993.  He was a member of the Butler Eagles.  Kenneth enjoyed riding his moped, racking up over 49,000 miles.  He also enjoyed gardening and working outside, he always stayed busy.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandkids. 

Survivors include: 

Daughter and son-in-law; Wendy and Terry Dyer of Fort Wayne.

Daughter; Andrea Shank of Fort Wayne.

Step daughter and son-in-law; Dana and Terry Geiger of Avilla.

8 grandchildren; Angie, Jake, Justin, Morgan, Jamie, Brooke, Christopher and Hanna.

5 great grandchildren; Avalynn, Adalynn, Jax, Emma and Cash.

Brothers and sisters; Sam Shank, Cycle Shank, Faye Ries, Judy Snyder and John Shank.

Many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step daughter; Renee Cottier and brothers and sisters; Marcille Woodbury, Wilma Hess, Erajean Knapp, Myrtle Secriets, Jerron Edsal, Billy Shank and Thomas Shank.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Riverview Cemetery in Newville.  Private family visitation will take place prior to the graveside services at Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo. 

Burial will take place in Riverview Cemetery in Newville.

Memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.


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