PITSBURG - Kenneth D. "Kenny" Shanks, age 65, of Pitsburg, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 7, 2013, at 7:53 a.m. at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1947, in Miami County, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa (Aukerman) Shanks of Pitsburg, Ohio, whom he married on June 10, 1982; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Kathy Blumenstock of West Milton, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Steve Puterbaugh of Hollansburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason (Sue) Blumenstock, Erica (Kyle) Austin, Christopher (Brittaney) Blumenstock, Alicia (Chris) Walter, Mat Blumenstock, Gogeo Thornton, Meaghan Thornton, and Logon Puterbaugh; great-grandchildren, Jaron, Sierra, Sydney, Skylar, and Tristin; mother-in-law, Kathleen Aukerman of Greenville, Ohio; and aunt, Betty Batulanon of Middletown, Ohio.
Kenny is preceded in death by his son, Todd Blumenstock; daughter, Robin Blumenstock; brother, Dale Shanks; father-in-law, Harold Aukerman; and aunt, Barb Spirk.
He was a member of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. He was in sales and customer service most of his working career. He loved NASCAR and spending time at Grand Lake St. Mary's.
There will be a service held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Newcomer Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the donor's choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com