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Linda L. (Alt) Shank

Linda L. Shank, age 72, formerly of Shelby and most recently of Pembroke Pines, Florida, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Med Central Shelby Hospital after a short illness.

Linda was born on August 4, 1940 in New Washington to the late Benjamin and Birdine (Alt) Alt. She was a 1958 graduate of New Washington High School. While Linda and her late husband, Warren F. Shank, lived in Shelby, she had worked at AMF, Firestone, and Dunlop Tire Company. She was also a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Upon their move to Florida in the mid-1990s, she began working for Behnke and Associates Insurance and had retired from there just this year. In Pembroke Pines, she was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. Linda truly enjoyed cooking, shopping, playing cards, and loved going to the beach.

Linda is survived by 2 daughters: Amy Shank of Pembroke Pines, FL and Andrea (Jeremy) Miller of Shelby; a granddaughter: Brooke Riguet; 3 step-grandchildren: Darian, MaKenna, and Gavin Miller; 4 sisters: Connie (Robert) Kehres of New Washington, Carol (Kenneth) Kimmel of Shelby, Vicki (Bud) Logan of Bucyrus, Laura (John) Updegrave of Port St. Lucie, FL; other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Warren, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Sergio Riguet.

Friends are welcome at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5-8 PM where the rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Shelby, on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11 AM. Fr. Frank Kehres and Fr. Nick Cunningham will con-celebrate. Burial will be in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Ft. Lauderdale, FL beside her husband, Warren. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church for masses.

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  1. Bryan & Terry Barnaby says:

    Aunt Linda was like a Mom to us and Grandma to Cody & Austin. She was such a wonderful person. Her smile and presence lit up a room! We will carry on all of her traditions i.e., doll, 31, LRC. I will surely miss talking to her every day. Her memory will live within our hearts forever! Sanibel and the Family Christmas party will not be the same. We love you!
    Bryan, Terry, Cody & Austin

  2. Nancy & Charlie Mann says:

    Amy, Andi, Jo, Connie, Vicki, and Laurie, Our sympathy and prayers to all of you. I only have good memories of Linn and they were many years ago but we had so much “FUN”. Playing cards or just sitting around talking, laughing, or crying, they were the good times! May God keep you in his loving arms and comfort you. Nancy and Charlie Mann

  3. Ann Imhoff says:

    Carol, Connie and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. My prayers are with all of you and know that God will take care of her.
    Ann Imhoff and family

  4. Ryan & Kate Barnaby says:

    Andi, Brooke and Family – We are so sorry to hear of this sad news. Aunt Linda will always hold such a special place in our hearts. She was so much fun to talk to at family get-togethers and we feel very blessed to have known her. May God provide you with endless comfort and love during this difficult time. Ryan + Kate Barnaby

  5. JoAnn Maynarich says:

    Linda was everyone’s DOLL! She was funny, incredibly sweet, loved to party, and always planning our next meal. I will miss her as she always treated me as family. I love you Linda. You are the funniest person I have ever met. Sitting in the sun, or floating in the pool telling us your stories of Warney, Brooky, Amy and Andy. There were no secrets….you were blessed with the gift to GAB.

    One day you said to me, Hey Doll, will you go into town with me for breakfast? No one wants to get up early and Doll, I love their eggs!

    Say hi to the family Linda. I am sure they were waiting for you with open arms! You had a heart of Gold and I know you are in heaven feeling great again. Love you…JoAnn. Amy, Andy and Brooke, she loved all of you so much. May those memories last forever in your hearts. I know they will, remember the good days when Linda was strong and well!

  6. GUTIERREZ FAMILY (Pembroke Pines) says:

    Amy -Andrea & Family

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all of you. Even though this is a very sad moment, we all know that now she cannot be in a better place, right beside our Lord and Warren.
    Doll… you know that we all loved you dearly and we enjoyed visiting you every time I (Ganch) took my kids to the doctor. Even they would know which door to open to find you. Our memories go way.. back but it always meant a lot to keep in touch with the family. You will always be in our hearts and we will always keep that beautiful smile and all the love you shared in our memories.
    Now Linda, please watch over all of us, pray for us and laugh as we all continue growing until God’s will changes.
    Love you ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!
    “Ganch” (Mauricio), Marisol, Hector, Danny, Claudia & Children.

  7. Gloria Baugher Miller says:

    Dear Amy & Andi, I will surely miss my dear friend. We had so many wonderful times together. I suppose Mom is singing while Jim is playing her favorite song
    For the Good Times. I will cherish all the time we spent together even when she wasn’t feeling herself. I’m so glad I could help her during her illness but sad that she couldn’t get better. Your Mom was a specia lady and she never met a stranger. I’m so sad that she’s gone but I know she’s in a better place. Love you all.
    Mrs B

  8. Mindy Utz says:

    Amy & Andi,
    I’m so very sorry to hear the news. Thinking of you both and sending prayers your way. We sure have a lot of great memories from over the last 35+ years. Heaven sure did gain one beautiful angel. I will never forget Hershey’s smile and contagious laugh. What a scream!! She was certainly one of a kind. My heart breaks for you both, but at the same time I am so happy that she is able to be with your dad and her mom & dad. I can still see them all so clearly. Maybe there’s a place like The Dump in heaven. If so, I’m sure they are all there having a great time! Love you both.

  9. Todd Gray & Family says:

    Dawn, Abby, Emmett, Lydia, Madeline and I already miss “Aunt Linda” so very much, and our hearts go out to every family member and friend; especially Amy and Andi. She lives on with us in so many ways — She helped make so many family gatherings truly good times, created so many great memories, and shaped so many of our personalities none of us could ever forget her! Take comfort knowing she’s back with Warren now, and looking over us all. God Bless!

  10. Linda Shank says:

    Dear Girls,

    I haven’t seen Linn for years, but we played cards together for years.
    We always had a great time, a lot due to Linn. She always called us doll. and had such a vivacious laugh. Thought of her often over the years because she
    always brought joy and laughter. Her joy came from her daughters and granddaughter. Please except my sincere condolence.
    Marsha Wakeley

  11. Carol & Joe Pifher says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Lind’s family & her sisters you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We always had good times to-gather in our school days.

  12. Karen Alt says:

    Amy, Andi, Connie, Carol, Vicki and Laurie, I was so sorry to hear about Linda. She was a special part of the “Alt clan”. The thing I remember most about her was she was so much fun to be around. She could always make you laugh and was not afraid to laugh herself. That was the first thing I heard in my mind when I found out she passed—-her laughter. Heaven will certainly be a livelier place with her there. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the fact that you were always so close. You were always there for each other. I know Linda felt blessed to have all of you in her life. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Cathy Baugher Berger says:

    Amy and Andi, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was truly one of a kind and a very special doll. Heaven is definitely a brighter place with her smile and sense of humor. The bible says there are no tears in heaven but no doubt she cried tears of joy when she met up with your dad! Hang on to all those great memories! Love and hugs to you. Cathy

  14. old friend says:

    I didn’t know you that long, but I can truly say I loved you and Warren as soon as a met you guys. Your kindness, love for life, sense of humor will always stay in my hear.
    R.I.P. Doll

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