William Shank

William E. “Bill” Shank, 80, of New Waterford, OH, formerly of Amsterdam, died in his home early Monday, July 14, 2014.

Born December 8, 1933, in Medina County, he was a son of the late Eldo and Alma Light Shank.

Bill was serving as pastor of the Simmons Ridge Church near Amsterdam. He had also formerly operated the Sunnybrook Farm Herb Farm and Greenhouse, and was a custodian for the former Kilgore School of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District.

He is survived by two sons, Gary (Ann) Shank of Marietta, GA, and Mark (Diana) Shank of Amsterdam; two daughters, Linda (Billy) Wrikeman of New Waterford and Katherine (Glenn) Gaugler of Newton Falls; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Funk of Clinton, Ohio.

Bill was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 1 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with the Rev. Jeff Shock officiating. Burial will follow in the Harlem Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service.