Karl Shaner (1962 - 2016)

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Karl S. Shaner
April 7, 1962 - March 24, 2016
Karl S. Shaner, 53, of Ontario, passed away peacefully at home from natural causes related to Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), Thursday March 24, 2016.
There will be a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday April 9, 2016, at the Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, OR, in the Weese Building, room 10. Friends and family members are all welcome, and encouraged to share their memories of Karl. There will be a potluck style dinner; bringing one of your favorite dishes is not required, but would be very much appreciated.
Karl was born to Donald and Vera A. Shaner in Caldwell, Idaho. He grew up and attended school in Ontario, OR. He married Christine Gillette, September 10, 1983 and they had 3 children. Karl worked for Shaner Heating & Air Conditioning for a few years and Warrington Irrigation for 14 years. Currently he was employed at Americold for the last 18 years as their Refrigeration Engineer. Karl attended Lanier Technical College in Atlanta, GA and received numerous Industrial Refrigeration Engineers certifications.
As hard as he worked, he also loved hunting, fishing, camping, riding his 4 wheeler, tinkering with cars and playing pinochle and board games with his family and friends. He also had a great passion for working on his grandparents' farm in Wilder, Idaho.
Karl was preceded in death by his father Donald Shaner, and a brother Dale Shaner.
Karl is survived by his wife of 33 years, Christine, and his children that were his greatest pride and joy, Daniel Shaner, Sarah Shaner and Keri Thornock, his mother, Vera A. Shaner, 2 sisters, Jeanne Gordon and Debbie J. Wilson. Karl had two grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.
Karl had a heart of gold and was always ready and willing to help family and friends.
Karl's passing is a great loss and he will be deeply missed.
Forever missed but never forgotten, forever in our hearts.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 6, 2016
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