Obit: Shinkle, Albert L. #2 (1937 – 2015)


Surnames: Shinkle, Carlson, Chaney, Johnson, Boortz, Jensen, Chinda, Wissell, Hildebrandt, Williams, Fuhrman, Korteum, Bartnik, Robinson, Beers, Mientke, Worwheide

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 29 Apr 2015

Shinkle, Albert L. (30 APR 1937 – 24 APR 2015)

Albert L. Shinkle, 77, Marshfield, formerly of Neillsville, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on 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. A celebration of Albert’s life was held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, April 28, at Spencer United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Carlson officiated. Burial followed in West Spencer Cemetery, town of Sherman. Pallbearers were Mark Jensen, Troy Jensen, Allen Williams, Nicholas Wissell, Lee Hildebrandt and Bradley Shinkle.

Albert was born to Clarence and Inez (nee Chaney) Shinkle on April 30, 1937, in Gahanna, Ohio, the youngest of seven children. He attended school in rural Ohio. Albert married Nancy Johnson on Oct. 27, 1957. Together they raised five children. Albert worked at Whirlpool Corporation in Ohio before purchasing a dairy farm in New Richland, Ohio, 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, Shoppers Guide and the Clark County Press, traveling more than 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 (fiancé Sierra Shelly) Shinkle, David (fiancé Amanda Reeves) Shinkle, Daniel Shinkle, Alyssa (fiancé Camden Robinson) Shinkle, Katherine and Quentin Shinkle, and 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 Korteum, Ashlynn and Brooklynn 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.

Albert's family would like to thank the caring staff at Golden Living Three Oaks Alzheimer’s Care Unit and Aseracare Hospice care for the love and compassion shown to Albert and his family.

Your Presence we Miss, your Memories we Treasure, Loving you Always Forgetting you Never Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer assisted the family with arrangements.



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