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Charles V. Shell

June 8, 1925 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 94)


Charles V. Shell, 94, of Monroe, IN, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of IN. Charles was born on June 8, 1925 in Adams County to the late Harvey I. and Edith A. (Bentz) Shell. On February 15, 1947, Charles married Francille M. Hollinger; she preceded him in death on October 6, 2016.

Charles was member of Mt. Zion United Brethren Church, Bobo. He was a member of the Good Sam Camping Club and the American Adventures Camping Club. He was a retired farmer and also served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Dana J. Klenk-Whorley of Floyd, VA and Cassie C. Klenk-Willard of Salem, VA; a brother-in-law, William (Vicki) Hollinger of Monroe and a sister-in-law, Marge Shell of Ft. Wayne. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Joseph, Richard and Francis Shell and 3 sisters, Pauline Shell, Margaret Bieley and Berniece Cable.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.

A 1:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 also at the funeral home with Rev. Wes Kuntzman officiating. Burial will follow in M.R.E. Cemetery, Berne with Military Graveside rites by American Legion Post #43 Color Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mt. Zion United Brethren Church, Bobo.

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December 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

Funeral Service
December 27, 2019

1:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

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