Donald W. Shirk

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Donald W. Shirk

MARION: Donald W. Shirk, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed into Jesus' arms on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Marion Morning View. Don was born May 21, 1926 to Delbert W. and Edna (Moore) Shirk.

He was one of four sons: D. LeRoy (JoAnn) Shirk, Robert L. (Violet) Shirk, and Paul Arthur Shirk. All but JoAnn have preceded him in death.

Don married the love of his life, Thelma (Barber) Shirk, 61 years ago on March 18, 1951. Thelma was by his side at his passing. As a father he was a devoted cheerleader, companion and friend to Lisa Bryan, Lori (Nelson) Sanford, and Scott (Shellie) Shirk.

He was always quick to grab his camera to memorialize any event or gathering. His passion for birds, nature, Ohio State Football and ice cream paled in comparison to the joy he had being a grandfather, to Jason (Laurie) Dranschak, Justin (Amy) Dranschak, Molly Clarke, Ellen Clarke, Jordan Dranschak; and great grandfather to Lilyana Pearl Dranschak.

Don was a WWII Army Veteran, serving in the South Pacific and stationed in the Philippines. After 38 years of hard work at Tecumseh Products he retired in 1983.

The family will have a private funeral service and request that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to .

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.gunerhallandfolk.com.

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Published in the Marion Star on July 15, 2012
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