Donald Shanks

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March 7, 1945 - December 28, 2014

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Visition

Friday, January 2, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Service

Saturday, January 3, 2015 10 a.m., Moreland Funeral Home

Burial

Blendon Central Cemetery

SHANKS


Donald W. “Don” Shanks, age 69, of Johnstown, OH, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at home. Retired from Westerville City Schools and former owner of Brownie.s Market. Member Church of Christ at Alexandria. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon; sons, Keven (Kara) Shanks and Brian (Melanie) Shanks, all of Westerville, and Steve Shanks of Columbus; grandchildren, Kendel Shanks, Rachel and Ashley King; sister, Marilyn (Bill) Croce of Westerville; brother, Ken (Trina) Shanks of New Albany; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly, and parents, Woody and Norma Jean Shanks. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m., Kevin Hull, minister, officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery.


Condolences

Sharon and Carol - Jan 3, 2015

Dear Sharon, Marilyn, Kenny, and your family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Don was a great guy! You could always count on him and value his judgement. He could always lighten your load with humor. He is missed, and will always be remembered and in our hearts.
Deepest condolences,
Sharon,Carol, and Jeff

Sandy Bruns - Jan 3, 2015

Sharon,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. It has been such a blessing that Jan was able to be of so much help.
Sandy Bruns

Shirley Davis - Jan 2, 2015

Sharon, I am so sad to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I am praying for you, dear friend. May God comfort you and hold you in his arms. Much love, Shirley

Deborah Asta - Jan 2, 2015

Brian and family,
So sorry for your loss. You and your family
Are in our prayers
Our deepest sympathy
The Asta Family

Peg Swearingen - Jan 1, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. My prayers are with you all. May you all feel God’s presence as He leads you through the next days. With love, Peg

Kristi Ugland - Dec 30, 2014

Dear Sharon, you are in my prayers. May God’s steadfast love sustain you. Blessings, Kristi, Bob, Richard, and James. We love you and miss you!

jim peterson - Dec 30, 2014

To all the Shanks family the LORD is with you in this time of need.I know Don was ready.Romans 8:28 GOD BLESS you Sharon & all your family our hearts & prayers are with you.

Bob & Nancy Schwab - Dec 30, 2014

Don was a man you couldn’t help but love. He was so good about hiring the young people at Northeast Church of Christ. Both our daughter and son worked there. Along with many others.
We have laughed much and cried with Don and Sharon.
Sharon,Kevin,Brian and Steve and family we are lifting you up to The Lord. Our hearts grive with you.

Don Spangler - Dec 30, 2014

Dear Sharon and all family members,
We are deeply saddened to read of Don’s passing. The Shanks family and our community have lost a prince of a human being. While I have known Don and Sharon since high school, my wife Jan only met the two of you together one time.
Sharon, we wish you strength in this time of loss but there are no words to replace the soul-mate you have lost. We can only mourn the loss with you.
For myself, I will remember the good times with Don, Steve Woods, and Tom Talcott during minor misadventures on summer evenings during and soon after high school. I/we so looked forward to seeing both of you at the upcoming class reunion.
Sincerely,
Don and Jan Spangler

Louise Feldmann - Dec 30, 2014

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand and give you strength over the coming days.

Mark & Laurie - Dec 30, 2014

Prayers are offered on your behalf before the throne of our King. May you know His presence and feel His comfort. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. (‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭27‬ NLT)

Mark Whalen - Dec 30, 2014

Sharon and family – just read the news of Don’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of Don while I was growing up at Northeast. He’ll be missed by all who knew him. May God give you Peace during this difficult time.

Don Spangler - Dec 30, 2014

Dear Sharon and all family members, We are deeply saddened to read of Don’s passing. The Shanks family and our community have lost a prince of a human being. While I have known Don and Sharon since high school, my wife Jan only met the two of you together one time. Sharon, we wish you strength in this time of loss but there are no words to replace the soul-mate you have lost. We can only mourn the loss with you. For myself, I will remember the good times with Don, Steve Woods and Tom Talcott during minor misadventures on summer evenings during and soon after high school. I so looked forward to seeing both Don & Sharon at the upcoming class reunion. Sincerely, Don Spangler, Janice Varga-Spangler

Rick Murray - Dec 30, 2014

We wish we could bear more than just a tiny fraction of your sorrow for you. May fond memories and your eternal hope in an unfailing God bring you through this valley.
I remember Don as a tall man with a kind smile. He wore it well, don’t you think?

SCH - Dec 30, 2014

I am truly sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in Gods promise to soon “swallow up death forever” and to “wipe away the tears from all our faces” (Isaiah 25:8)

Trevor and Lynn Tolley - Dec 30, 2014

Sharon and family, we mourn with you and are saddened by your loss but know it is heaven’s gain. We love you and are praying for you as a family. – Trevor, Lynn. Johan and Dayana

cheese24@verizon.net - Dec 30, 2014

Dear Sharon & the Shanks families: I am so very sorry for your loss (and that of everyone who knew Don)! But our loss is his gain!!! I know that doesn’t fill the void, but God truely gained an angel in Don! I pray you feel the Lord’s comfort & peace during this difficult time! I’m having surgery on the 2nd & will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral. You all are in my thoughts & prayers! Love & Hugs!

David and Joan Hansel - Dec 30, 2014

Dear Sharon, sons, and families,
Know of our love and prayers. Be encouraged by the Word.
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life…. “…if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” (John 5:24,8:51) Grace and peace.

Art Siegesmund - Dec 30, 2014

My condolences to the Shank family. Don was a kind, hard working, and Godly man. God Bless your family.

Tom and Carolyn Sherrod - Dec 30, 2014

Our hearts are greatly saddened by your loss. Know of our love and prayers for you Sharon, and for Brian and Kevin and families. Don has fought the good fight and won the battle as he is in the wonderful presence of Jesus.

Todd and Jana Marrah - Dec 29, 2014

Dearest Sharon and boys and families,
We share the deep sadness of your loss even while we all celebrate Don’s gain. Know of our prayers and the love of the entire Tree of Life Communty.
You are loved

Mick & Karen Szabo - Dec 29, 2014

We are saddened by your loss! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time! Your loving family is the legacy of love that shows Don’s life was a masterpiece, one you are all a part of in memories, joy, and your lives well lived!
In Romans 12:15 we are told to weep with our brothers and sisters as they weep and rejoice when they rejoice. We are weeping with you now Shanks family! In love we look for times to come of true rejoicing! Much love and prayers, Mickey and Karen Szabo

Cheryl Collins and Family - Dec 29, 2014

Dear Brian and Family,
Our hearts are so heavy for all of you. Please know we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Cheryl, Charlie, Becky, Caitlynn and Cassidy.

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