Donald E. Shank, 83

Donald E. Shank, 83, Huntington, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 at his home.

Donald was born April 25, 1930 in Whitley County, the son of Harvey and Letha (Michael) Shank. He graduated from Bippus High School in 1949. He married Helen Jane Wine on June 11, 1950 at Huntington Church of the Brethren. He retired from Zollner Corp. on April 21, 1992 after 31 years as a machine operator. He was an active member of the Huntington Church of the Nazarene.

Donald is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Jane Shank; two daughters, Kathy (Kim) Snowden, Huntington and Carol (Bob) Ewing, Churubusco; four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. His parents and his son, Terry Eugene Shank, preceded him in death.

Family will receive friends from 3—7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at Huntington Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Road, Huntington. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Huntington Church of the Nazarene with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Pastor Keith White will be officiating. Burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery in Servia.

Preferred memorials are to Family Life Care Hospice in Berne and the Huntington Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN.

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Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the Family of Donald E. Shank.

Posted on 2014 Jan 03