Donald Shanks

BLOOMINGTON - Donald A. Shanks, 80, of Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Loganville, Ga., passed away at 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Westminster Village in Bloomington, Ill.

He was born on April 1, 1932, in Bloomington, Ill., a son of Arthur and Grace Arnold Shanks.

Surviving are one sister, Jeanne (Marion) Schirer of Roanoke, Ill.; one brother, Bernard (Anne Marie) Shanks of Deer Harbor, Wash.; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Brian and Richard Shanks.

Donald attended Northwestern University. He worked for the government as an examiner for the federal bank system in the southeast United States. He later worked for Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, where he finished his banking career after 37 years of service.

Private family services will be on Friday. Gary Cline will officiate. Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is handling the arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, 410 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ruestmanharrisfuneral-home.com.


Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 8, 2013