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Paul William Shank, 97

December 23, 2009

DEC. 7, 1912-DEC. 21, 2009

Paul William Shank, 97, of Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 21, 2009, Goshen.

He was born Dec. 7, 1912, in Greencastle, Pa., to Clinton and Edith (Rutherford) Shank. On June 14, 1936, in Hagerstown, Md., he married Edna Catherine Martin. She preceded him on Dec. 8, 1991.

He attended and graduated from Columbia Business College in Hagerstown in 1931. Mr. Shank worked at Hagerstown Shoe Co. for 18 years. He then worked at Mennonite Publishing House in Scottdale, Pa., for 20 years before retiring from Menno Travel Service, Goshen, in December 1977.

He is survived by two daughters, Dottie (Duane) Kauffmann of Goshen, and Carol (Dan) Wolfer of Middlebury, Ind.; three sons, Lowell Shank of Bowling Green, Ky., Philip (Carol) Shank of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Stephen (Donna Snyder) of Goshen; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lester Shank, Lititz, Pa.

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He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Shank; and a brother, Earl Shank.

Friends may call Dec. 23 and 24 in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

An 11 a.m., Dec. 24, 2009, funeral service will be conducted at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

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