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Lester W. Shriner, 95, died Monday, Sept. 11, at Greencroft Healthcare
He was born Feb. 6, 1922, in Clarksville, Michigan, to Frank and Katie (Miller) Shriner.
On Oct. 19, 1940, he married Mildred L. Weaver in Wakarusa. She died Aug. 26, 1973.
On May 18, 1974, he married Charlotte M. (Lehman) Hettmansperger. She died Dec. 5, 2013.
Survivors include four sons, Larry, (Phyllis) Shriner, Stan (Jean) Shriner and Randy (Meredith) Shriner, all of Goshen, and Brian (Tammy) Shriner, Elkhart; two daughters, Sue (John) Bowman, Osceola, and Sharon (Ken) Stoll, Elkhart; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Lloyd Bontrager; and sister-in-law, Gloria (Merl) Tyson, both of Goshen.
Along with his parents and two wives, Lester was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Bontrager; a stepson, Doug J. Hettmansperger; and three sisters, Alice Shriner, Lillian Cron and Irene Hartman.
Mr. Shriner retired in 1995 from Lechlitner Plumbing and Heating. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, Elkhart, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Friends may call Thursday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Calvary Baptist Church, 27664 C.R. 24, Elkhart. Pastor Timothy Wesco will officiate. Burial will follow at Olive West Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the church.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 12, 2017
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