Peter L. Shininger, 71, of rural Wabash, died at 7:03 a.m. Thursday, Feb, 28, 2013 at his home.
He was born Nov, 1, 1941 in Defiance County, Ohio to Howard and Anne (Hesselschwardt) Shininger.
Peter married Bonnie L. Smith in Defiance, Ohio, on August 7 1965. He graduated from Ohio State University with his degree in Agronomy in 1967. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church where he was in the church choir, Parrish council, liturgy committee, and served as a cantor. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Peter was an Agriculture consultant, certified crop advisor with the American Society of Agronomy, provided technical service for the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and sold crop insurance for Goshert Insurance, LLC. He was a US Army veteran and enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Shininger, Wabash; mother, Anne Shininger, Ney, Ohio; six children, Kevin (Kim) Shininger and Ria (Chris Cole) Bartel, Wabash, Soni (Brant) Kercheval, Indianapolis, Nathan (Cece) Shininger and Adam Shininger, Wabash, and Chad (Maggie) Shininger Morganton, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, Christopher Bartel Jacksonville, Fla., Alex Shininger Wabash, Max Kercheval and Tess Kercheval, Indianapolis, Elizabeth Shininger, Wabash, Kyla Cheslik of Marion, James Shininger and Madelyn Pollnow, Wabash, Levi Shininger and Sadie Shininger, Morganton, N.C.; great-grandchild, Autumn Isaacs, Wabash; two sisters, Sue (John) Holcombe of Taos, N.M., and Mary Frances (Jerry) Zimmerman, Defiance; and three brothers, Joe (Doris) Shininger, Middlefield, Ohio, Tom (Gloria) Shininger, Sherwood, Ohio, and Andy (Penny) Shininger, Ney, Ohio. His father, Howard Shininger, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair Street, Wabash on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Sextus Don officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-5:30 p.m., Sunday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash. There will be a rosary service at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Leukemia Society.