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Morris "Bill" Shanabarger

February 26, 1928 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

Morris J. "Bill" Shanabarger, 91, of Churubusco, passed away on October 29, 2019, at Kingston at Dupont.

Born in Churubusco, on February 26, 1928, to the late Ralph and Effie (Tarlton) Shanabarger. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, and attended Churubusco High School.

He worked at International Harvester for 36 1/2 years, retiring on May 31, 1982.

Bill was a member of the Aerie Eagle's 1906, which he was a 50-year member, the Moose Lodge 1063, Sons of the American Legion Post 98, Columbia City Fraternal Order of Police 131 AUX and UAW Local 57.

He enjoyed cars, traveling and fishing. He especially loved spending time with his family.

Morris is survived by his two daughters, Donna (Kenneth) Hyser and Cheryl (Hogan) Smith; four grandchildren, Chris Turner, Kenneth (AJ) Smith, Tonya O'Brien and Tracey Bultemeier; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Waters and Grace Keister; three brothers, Lee, Glenn and Robert Shanabarger.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Monday, November 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service.

Family will also receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Burial will take place at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.

Online note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
November 3, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Visitation
Monday
November 4, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
Monday
November 4, 2019

11:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
Monday
November 4, 2019

Christian Chapel Cemetery
U.S. 33 just east of State Road 9
Merriam, IN 46701

Donations

Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home
5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46814
Tel: 1-260-435-3222
Web: http://www.vnfw.org/

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