Obit: Shinkle, Albert L. (1937 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Shinkle, Chaney, Johnson, Boortz, Jensen, Wissell, Hildebrandt, Williams, Fuhrman, Korteum, Bartnik, Taft, Shelly, Reeves, Robinson, Beers, Mientke, Sorwheide, Carlson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 429/2015

Shinkle, Albert L. (30 April 1937 - 24 April 2015)

Albert L. Shinkle, 77, of Marshfield, formerly of Neillsville, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus Friday, April 24, 2015, surrounded by his family at Golden Living Three Oaks in Marshfield where he had been a resident for the past three years.

Albert was born to Clarence and Inez (Chaney) Shinkle April 30, 1937, in Gahanna, OH, the youngest of seven children. He attended school in rural Ohio. Albert was united in marriage to Nancy Johnson Oct. 27, 1957, and together they raised five children. Albert worked at Whirlpool Corporation in Ohio before purchasing a dairy farm in New Richland, OH, where he farmed until relocating to Spencer in 1975. Upon his retirement from farming, he enjoyed many years of traveling the countryside delivering the Buyer’s Guide and The Clark County Press, traveling over 700 miles each week.

He was a dedicated son, brother, father and friend full of love, wisdom, compassion, patience, kindness and generosity. He could sense when something was bothering you even if you said you were fine, and he always knew the perfect answer to help you feel better. Albert enjoyed visiting with everyone he met and sharing his faith in the Lord. For Albert, a stranger was a friend he hadn’t met yet. He was a tireless worker. He enjoyed spending time with his family and laughing until you couldn’t breathe. He loved animals and they sensed his caring spirit.

Albert is survived by his former wife, Nancy Boortz; his sister, Ethel Shinkle; his five children: Teresa (Mark) Jensen, Doug (Chinda) Shinkle, Connie Wissell, Chris Shinkle and Patti (Lee) Hildebrandt; his 22 grandchildren, Troy (Julie) Jensen, Holly (Allen) Williams, Organ and Arthur Shinkle, Bradley (Brianna) Fuhrman, Nicholas, Amanda and Katlynn Wissell, Michael (Leslie) Korteum, Lisa (fiancé Brian Bartnik) Korteum, Ashley Taft, Bradley (fiancée Sierra Shelly) Shinkle, David (fiancée Amanda Reeves) Shinkle, Daniel Shinkle, Alyssa (fiancé Camden Robinson) Shinkle, Katherine and Quentin Shinkle, Brandi, Britni, Bayli, Brianna and Aaron Hildebrandt; and 15 great-grandchildren: Grace, Alayna, Josiah, Elijah, Lilah and Elliana Jensen, Emmalynn Beers-Fuhrman, Hadley Mientke, Naomi Fuhrman, Hailey Mientke, Naomi Fuhrman, Hailey Korteum, Ashlynn and Brooklyn Sorwheide, Landyn Taft, Alexandryan Shinkle and Arian Robinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Ralph and Willis; three sisters: Helen, Ruth and Alice; and many cherished pets.

A celebration of Albert’s life took place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Spencer United Methodist Church, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Mike Carlson officiated. Burial followed in West Spencer Cemetery, Town of Sherman. The honor of pallbearers belonged to Mark Jensen, Troy Jensen, Allen Williams, Nicholas Wissell, Lee Hildebrandt and Bradley Shinkle.

Life Tributes Funeral Home assisted



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