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 Marion E Shank

Marion E Shank

Rowsburg, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Death 5 May 2011 (aged 95)
Medina, Medina County, Ohio, USA
Burial Medina, Medina County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 149684843 · View Source
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Marion E. Shank, 95, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Medina.

He was born November 28, 1915 in Rowsburg, Ashland County, Ohio to Joseph and Della Clouse Shank. The family moved to Homer Twp. in Medina County, Ohio where Marion attended school. He graduated from Homer High School in 1933. He attended Kent State University and graduated in 1939.

On November 16, 1940 he married Viva Ferriman of Brunswick, OH, she preceded him in death.

He worked at the Farm Bureau and then the auditor’s office in Medina County. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in November, 1942. He served 16 months in the Pacific theatre in an artillery unit.

Upon returning to civilian life, he was employed by the Dobeckmun Company (now part of Dow Chemical) in Cleveland, Ohio in the market research area. In 1963 he began working for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Akron as Manager, Industrial Market Planning. He worked there from 1963 until he retired in 1980.

While working in Cleveland, he was active in the Cleveland Chapter of the Ameri can Marketing Association. He was president of the group from 1957-1958. In June, 1969, he was elected vice-president of the Industrial Marketing Division of the American Marketing Association and served as vice president of the Division through June, 1971.

Upon retirement, he joined the Medina Kiwanis Club and was an active member. He was a member of the Medina Methodist Church since 1941. Marion has many hobbies and interests such as travel, golf, gardening, card-playing, planting trees and family history.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Pat and John Van Hoose of Medina, and son, Charles of Huber Heights, OH. His beloved grandchildren, Amy Hendrock, Beth Wilkinson, of Medina, and Mark Van Hoose, of Nashville, TN, and his treasured great-grandchildren, Matthew, Calvin, Derek, Brooke, Kyle, J.C., Drew, Joshua, Christopher, Emma and Hali. His sister, Phyllis Burdick, of Escondido, CA.

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