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Samuel E. Shinabery, 68, of Craigville, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012.
He was born on October 29, 1943, in Fort Wayne, to the late Samuel S. and Emma G. (Berry) Shinabery.
Samuel retired from ITT as an auto mechanic instructor after 30 years. He was a member of Fort Wayne R&R, Ossian Conservation Club, Decatur Eagles Flying Club, and the NRA.
He enjoyed flying model planes, teaching gun safety to children, racing motorcycles, and was proud to be an expert marksman.
Among survivors are his wife, Deborah M. (Lers) Shinabery of Craigville; son, Daniel L. Shinabery of Fort Wayne; stepdaughters, Cassandra L. James of Bluffton and Samantha M. Steinhausen of Ossian; brothers, Kay R. Shinabery of Fort Wayne and Kevin Shinabery of Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to Mizpah Shriners, Fort Wayne.
Arrangements were handled by Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian.
Online condolences may be made at www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com.