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Ray Melvin Shank

  • Birth 7 Nov 1908 Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 12 May 1980 Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 113237074

Ray M. Shank

Funeral services for Ray Melvin Shank, 71, of 521 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, Fla., who died Monday at the Boca Roton (Fla.)Community Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hartzler - Gutermuth Funeral Home, will officiate. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum.

He is the former owner of Twin City Chevrolet, Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Mich., and prior to that the Shank Chevrolet, Nappanee. Many years ago he was associated with a Chevrolet dealership in Elkhart. He was also on the board of directors of the Salvation Army and United Fund, Benton Harbor.

He was born Nov. 7, 1908, in Wakarusa, and married Elberta Weaver. She survives with a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Jaxie) Miller; a son, Wendell, Lake Wawasee, Syracuse; four grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys Ganger and Mrs. Lucille Messner, both of Elkhart, Mrs. Florence Schewalm and Mrs. Irma Mishler, both of Goshen and Mrs. Majorie Stephens, Niles, and four brothers, Alvin, Port Charlotte, Fla., Kenneth, Three Rivers, Donald, Pomona, NY., and Kermit, Byran, Ohio. One granddaughter, Kay Miller, preceded him in death.

(ELK-TRUTH 5-14-1980)

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  • Created by: Brendan Lane
  • Added: 2 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113237074
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Melvin Shank (7 Nov 1908–12 May 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113237074, citing Gardens Memorial Park, Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Brendan Lane (contributor 48044989) .