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GETTYSBURG Hurshel William Shank, Sr., 91, entered into God's eternal care, Sunday, August 10, 2014, at his home with his loving family by his side. Born November 26, 1922, in Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of the late Olen C. and Blanche A. (Harmon) Shenk. Hurshel was the loving husband of Treva O. (Plunkert) Shank with whom he would have shared 72 years of marriage on August 15, 2014. Hurshel was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, the Gettysburg VFW, the Gettysburg American Legion, and the Catholic War Veterans, Bonneauville. Hurshel retired from I.H. Crouse & Sons Construction in Littlestown in 1985 after 32 years of service as a Lead Carpenter/Foreman, restoring Civil War houses in the Gettysburg Area. Hurshel was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country proudly during World War II with the 86th Quarter Master Company. His unit fought in the battle of the Bulge, 3rd Army Division under General Patton in Europe and in Luzon in the South West Pacific Islands on Manilla, Philippines. He was awarded World War II Victory Medal, American Service Medal, Asiatic - Pacific Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal as well as the Good Conduct Medal. In his spare time, Hurshel enjoyed making crafts with his wife and for 18 years attended many shows where they sold their creations. He also enjoyed wood working and refinishing antiques. In addition to his wife Treva, Hurshel is survived by one son, Hurshel W. Shank, Jr. and wife Wanda of Gettysburg; two grandchildren, Joshua F. Shank and wife Maggie of N.C., Kellyn A. Martin and husband Jacob of Gettysburg;, and three great-grandchildren, Noah and Logan Martin and Sutton Shank. He was preceded in death by one sister, Charlene Shenk. A service to celebrate and remember Hurshel's life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at St. James Lutheran Church, 109 York St., Gettysburg, PA, with his Pastor, the Rev. Michael E. Allwein officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg. Viewings and time to share memories with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 66 E. Hanover St., Bonneauville, PA, as well as from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hurshel's memory may be made to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, Inc., 260 W. High St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., Bonneauville, has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com
Published in Evening Sun on Aug. 12, 2014
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