Charles E. Shank, 85

DEC. 11, 1925-JUNE 28, 2011

June 29, 2011
  • Charles E. Shank
Charles E. Shank

Charles Edward Shank, 85, of 15562 Wishard Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the home of his daughter in Sterling, Va.

Born Friday, Dec. 11, 1925, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Howard Shank and the late Olive Stoufer Shank. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, June M. Shank, in March of this year.

He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1943. Charles was a farmer for the majority of his life, first as a dairy farmer until 1976 and later a beef farmer until 1995. After retiring from farming, Charles was employed part time with Keller Stonebreaker Insurance, retiring in 2008.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church for 85 years, where he served as Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the Busy Men’s Bible Class, Pastor Parrish Committee and the Council of Administration. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association and the Class of 43 Reunion Board. Charles was also an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time outdoors.

He is survived by his daughter, Melody Shank Lesane and husband, Thurman, of Sterling; granddaughter, Latoya Lesane of Sterling; grandson, Ryan Lesane of Sterling; niece, Dawn L. Lowenhaupt of Hagerstown; and numerous other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by sister, Mary Shank; and brother, Paul Shank.

Services will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin Street Hagerstown, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Robison officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Friday, July 01, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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