George H. Shimkus

Shimkus, George H. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Wed., Jan. 4, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Shimkus (nee Wilfinger); dear son of the late George and Agnes Shimkus; dear brother of Ruth Paridy; dear uncle of Gerald (the late Maureen), Kenneth (Miriam), Robert (Mary) and Don (Kim) Golaszewski; dear friend of Donna Kosydor; our dear great-uncle and friend. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Mon., Jan. 9, 9:30 a.m. to Annunciation Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Member of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge - St. Louis Gateway Chapter, American Legion Memorial Post #111 and International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, 3rd Armored Division - Spearhead, Battle of the Bulge, and then worked as a foreman for MC Slater Trucking Company for over 35 years. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Salvation Army appreciated. Visitation Sun., 1-5pm.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 6, 2012