Obituary for Donald E. Shirk

Written by on August 31, 2021

Donald E. Shirk. 78

of Belle Center

Funeral services for Donald E. Shirk will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton with Rev. Debra Ketcham officiating. Burial will follow at Grove Cemetery in Kenton. Friends and family may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the funeral home.

Don died on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 23, 1943 in Kenton to the late Edgar and Eva (Bushong) Shirk. On April 19, 1964 he married Joyce Compton and she survives in Belle Center.

Also surviving are 2 sons; Brian (Peggy) Shirk of Lima, Keith (Valorie) Shirk of Harrod, a sister; Virginia Miller of Mt. Victory, a brother; Clifford (Norma) Shirk of Missouri, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by 8 siblings; Martha Wells, Harold Shirk, Wilma Conley, Doug Shirk, Neal Shirk, Bob Shirk, Junior Shirk, and Marie Shirk.

Don was a 1961 graduate of Kenton High School. He retired from Sundstrand Aerospace in Illinois in 2000, but also enjoyed serving with the Ft. Shawnee Auxiliary Police Dept.

He was a member of the Lewistown-Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities for the church. He was also a member of the Indian Lake Moose and a board member of the Logan County Homeless Shelter.

Don enjoyed boating, camping and taking care of his yard. His true passion was his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved going to their school activities and sporting events.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lewistown-Trinity United Methodist Church.

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