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Frank R. Shunk

(From Saturday's Daily)

Frank R. Shunk, a veteran railroad man of this city, died last evening at 9:20 o'clock at his home on Lafayette street. Uremic poisoning was the cause of death. Since last June he had been declining in health, until a few weeks ago his condition became so grave that hopes were abandoned for his recovery.

The deceased was born in Canton, O., May 10, 1852. When a young man he moved to Ft. Wayne, where he became associated with the Pennsy line as a car foreman. For thirty years he remained with the company in this vocation, severing his connection five years ago to take a position with the Grand Trunk in this city.

For twenty-eight years Mr. Shunk has resided in this city, and he made a host of friends who were drawn to him by his genial ways. Always on the alert and with a fund of jokes and stories, he created merriment everywhere he went and was a sure cure for the blues.

Surviving him, besides the widow, are five children: Mrs. C. L. Clover, of Ft. Waye; Mrs. Harry Knott, of Plymouth; Mrs. Walter Specht and Miss Julia Shunk, of this city, and Charles Chunk, of St. Paul, Minn. He also leaves four sisters: Mrs. Thomas Custe, of Lima, O.; Mrs. George Baker, of Dyer, Ind.; Mrs. Frank Ketchmeyer, of Chicago, and Sister Alphonso, of New Regal, O.

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: March 1, 1916
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Page: 7
Column(s): 3

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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