Earl L. Shankster

Born: Wed., Apr. 2, 1924
Died: Thu., Apr. 12, 2018

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 21, 2018
Location: West Bethesda Presbyterian Church

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Earl L. Shankster, 94, of Bryan passed away peacefully Thursday morning.  He was born on April 2, 1924 in Superior Township to Clarence Earl and Elma Opal (Deisler) Shankster.  He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942.  He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II.  On March 22, 1952 he married Alice A. Ernsberger in Bryan and she survives.

He was a lifetime member of the West Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Montpelier.  Earl was a life long Superior Township farmer, he retired from Bob’s Marathon in 1987 after 27 years.  

Earl is survived by his wife of 66 years Alice; children Janet (Fred) Bostater of Bryan, John (Stella) Shankster of Bryan and Randy (Jeanne) Shankster of Bryan; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; twin sister Evelyn Fox of Bryan; brother Willis Shankster of Montpelier, sister-in-law Barbara Shankster of Edon; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wesley and Joseph Shankster.

A memorial service will held on April 21, 2018 at 11am at West Bethesda Church in Montpelier with Reverend Thomas Steensma to officiate.  There will be a private interment at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Memorial contributions may be made to West Bethesda Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.  

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Denny & Tami Smith
   Posted Fri April 13, 2018
Dear Alice, Janet, John, Randy & families,
We wish to extend to you our condolences at the passing of Earl. He was such a friendly person and was liked by all who knew him. May you find comfort in the words of Paul in ll Timothy 4:7 & 8: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.
We will not be able to attend the services but will be thinking of you.
Denny & Tami Smith

Vickie Teats Sherwood
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Dear Mrs. Shankster and family.
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Shankster. My Dad - Bob Teats - always enjoyed the Class of '42 gatherings, when he could visit and reminisce with Mr. Shankster and Mrs. Fox. May the Lord comfort you in your loss.

Vickie Teats Sherwood
Falcon, Colorado

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