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Walter G. Shank

November 19, 1949 — September 29, 2019

Funeral services celebrating the life of Walter G. Shank, 69, will be held at 3 PM Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. Walter passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital with his loved ones by his side.
He was born November 19, 1949 in Youngstown the son of the late George Henry and Dorothy Louise (Lauer) Shank.
Walter retired from Youngstown Hoist and Body where he had been a welder for many years. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp. and had served two terms in Vietnam and one term in the states. Walter was a member of the VFW in Mineral Ridge, and was 47 years sober with AA where he had been very active in helping others through the program. He was also active in NA. He was an avid collector of knives and guns. Walter was also a dog lover and rescued several dogs over the years. He will be remembered for his love for his family and his unique sense of humor. On Walter's bucket list was riding a bull, which he accomplished on his 50th birthday,
Walter Walter will be sadly missed by three sisters, Valerie Rader (Lee) of Flat Rock, MI, Patricia Davis of Girard, Katherine Carl of Seebring, and one brother Michael (Shawntel) of Niles, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents Walter was preceded in death by three sisters, Sally McMillan, Denise Johansson, and Victoria Lockaby. Friends may call from 1 PM until 3 PM at the Lane Funeral Home where services will begin at 3 PM. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the Disabled Veterans of America in Walter’s name.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lane Family Funeral Homes - Mineral Ridge Chapel

1350 North Canfield Niles Road, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lane Family Funeral Homes - Mineral Ridge Chapel

1350 North Canfield Niles Road, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440

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