OBITUARY

Kenneth D. "Kenny" Shanks

September 30, 1947January 7, 2013

Kenneth D. “Kenny” Shanks, age 65, of Pitsburg, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:53 AM at his residence. He was born on September 30, 1947 in Miami County, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Teresa (Aukerman) Shanks of Pitsburg, Ohio, whom he married on June 10, 1982; son and daughter in law, Chris & Kathy Blumenstock of West Milton, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Dana & Steve Puterbaugh of Hollansburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason (Sue) Blumenstock, Erica (Kyle) Austin, Christopher (Brittaney) Blumenstock, Alicia (Chris) Walter, Mat Blumenstock, Gogeo Thornton, Meaghan Thornton, and Logan Puterbaugh; great grandchildren, Jaron, Sierra, Sydney, Skylar, and Tristin; mother in law, Kathleen Aukerman of Greenville, Ohio; and aunt, Betty Batulanon of Middletown, Ohio. Kenny is preceded in death by his son, Todd Blumenstock; daughter, Robin Blumenstock; brother, Dale Shanks; father in law, Harold Aukerman; and aunt, Barb Spirk. He was a member of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. He was in sales and customer service most of his working career. He loved NASCAR and spending time at Grand Lake St. Mary’s. There will be a service held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Newcomer Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the donor’s choice.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2013
REMEMBERING

Kenneth D. "Kenny" Shanks

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Melissa Wright,RN

January 15, 2013

Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a special, fun-loving guy.I always looked forward to our visits! please accept my sincere condolences.

Mark & Tammy Foureman

January 15, 2013

Teresa and family, Mark and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Kenny. He will be dearly missed!

January 11, 2013

Dear Teresa and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Kenny was truely one of a kind and such a good friend. Jeff and Brody will miss him the most. Please know we are thinking of you and your family. Jill and Rick Thompson and Family

Nancy E. Hess

January 11, 2013

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Kenny. He was my cousin and we played together as children. I last saw him at the VA Hospital in Dayton a few years ago and we talked then.

Patty Tillman

January 10, 2013

Kenny "Mayor" and Jake became brothers when they first met. The park will not be the same without our "Mayor". Teresa, what can I say but we love you and are here for you always. Our friendship will never end. Remember his smile, his laugh and most of all his eternal love for you. All Our Love Jake and Patty

Donna & Jim Ballard

January 10, 2013

Dana, so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family and help you through this difficult time.

Bethany Henninger-Gonzalez

January 9, 2013

Teresa, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories carry you through this difficult time and may you find peace.

Linda Gibbons- Roberts

January 9, 2013

We're so sad to hear of Kenny's passing. We enjoyed living across the street from you and hearing Kenny yell "hello" while enjoying his swing. God bless you and comfort you, Teresa, and your entire family. From: Jason, Linda, Kayla & Betsy.

Rodney & Theresa

January 9, 2013

Cuz, I love you, and will miss our talks and our crazy jokes... You were very special to me and I enjoyed our visits when you came over or when I visited you. God Bless Teresa and the family during this time of sadness. Rest In Peace Kenny..
Love, your favorite cousin, Theresa

John Hangen

January 9, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.