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George R. Shirk
Evansville, Indiana
George R. Shirk, 86, of Evansville passed away peacefully Monday October 1, 2012 at his home.
George graduated from Central High School Class of 1944 and attended Evansville College. He served in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Saratoga CV3. George retired from Whirlpool after 41 years in 1986 and was a member of Whirlpool Retirees Club. He was a former member of the Coterie Dance Club, Friday Night Dance Club, Fendrich Men's Golf League and Pigeon Creek Golf Group. He was a member of the American Legion Newburgh Post 44 and VFW 1114. George and Judy enjoyed their Thursday night dinner group. He was an avid Indiana University Basketball and Colts Football fan.
George was preceded in death by his first wife Rita Jean Hawkins in 1988; parents Ray Claypool and Elizabeth (Hobgood) Shirk and a sister Bettye Stein.
He is survived by his wife, Judith (Schulte) Shirk; daughter Kathy E. Vowels (Dan); sons, Mike Shirk (Jan) and Clay Shirk (Kim) all of Evansville; step children, Laine Nunn (Greg) of Hawesville, KY, Judith Lynne Oliver (Matt) of Leesburg, FL, Angela Mundy (Julia Slaninka) of Jasper, IN and James Hines III (Amy)of Utica, KY; grandchildren, Chelsea Brown, Joe Vowels, Ryan Shirk, Robyn Tucker, Renee Willis; step grandchild, Mitchell Mountain; 11 great grandchildren; sister Jeanne Gerst (Bob) of Evansville, IN.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday October 2, 2012 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 and will continue from 9:00 - 10:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Wednesday October 3, 2012 at the funeral home with Sister Jane Miller officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 610 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713.
Condolences may be made to the family online at

Published in Courier Press on Oct. 2, 2012
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