Dustin Shinabery

May 16, 1996June 22, 2019

Dustin Shinabery, 23, of Craigville, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born on May 16, 1996 in Fort Wayne. He was working as an apprentice service technician in commercial refrigeration at Temp-Masters, Inc., in Uniondale. He enjoyed many things music. He often found himself playing drums, guitar, and writing music. Surviving family include his mother, Mellissa (Jeff) Powell; step-father, Todd Smith; father, Daniel Shinabery; sisters, Kiersten Sell, Danielle Smith, Chelsea Sisco; nieces, Ava and Wesleigh Smith; nephew, Abel Sell; grandparents, Richard and Jackie Jolliff and Dave Smith; and uncles, Richie and Donald Jolliff. Funeral service will be 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visitation two hours prior. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. Memorials may be made to the family, c/o, Mellissa Powell.


  • To the family, care of Mellissa Powell



  • Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 26, 2019


  • Final Resting Place: Oak Lawn Cemetery


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Amy Aker

June 26, 2019

I'm so very sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers in the coming days.

Jaina Eguia

June 26, 2019

Dustin was many things; he was a talented musician, a friend of many, a poet, a son, a terribly hilarious comic, and a gentle heart buried beneath pain and a tough front.
In the same day he could kill me with laughter, frustrate me with his stubbornness, and then touch my heart with his words and poetry.
He has probably made me laugh harder than anyone I’ve met, something about his horrible sense of humor struck my funny bone to it’s core. There’s not a good memory I can think of where there wasn’t lots of laughter.
He has such a secretive gentle nature about him that would peak out from time to time, and it always felt so special to share those moments with him...
I always admired his bluntness and his ability to stay true to himself and his own beliefs. He never backed down from a challenge.
His voice was strong, powerful, and passionate. Ever since I first heard him sing along to audioslave, I hear him every time I listen to them.
The only parts of Dustin I didn’t like; were the parts of himself that convinced him he wasn’t enough for others and that they didn’t want him around. It isolated him from the he people he loves and the people that loved him.
I shared many beautiful memories with Dustin, which I will hold to dear to me...
I will always long to hear you sing one more time, to hear you tell one more joke, I don’t think I’ll ever not miss you, but I will do my best to find peace, as I hope you’ve found yours.
I love you, Dustin, and so do many others. You will live on through our love for you.

Kiersten Sell

June 24, 2019

Dustin hated my taste in music, and he’s really going to hate when I share with everyone a song we danced and sang to together. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. And since he would already be mad at me, his favorite part in the song is the choir singing towards the end. I love you Bubby!