Kenneth D. "Kenny" Shanks, age 65, of Pitsburg, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:53 AM at his residence. He was born on September 30, 1947 in Miami County, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife Teresa (Aukerman) Shanks of Pitsburg, Ohio, whom he married on June 10, 1982; son and daughter in law, Chris & Kathy Blumenstock of West Milton, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Dana & Steve Puterbaugh of Hollansburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason (Sue) Blumenstock, Erica (Kyle) Austin, Christopher (Brittaney) Blumenstock, Alicia (Chris) Walter, Mat Blumenstock, Gogeo Thornton, Meaghan Thornton, and Logan Puterbaugh; great grandchildren, Jaron, Sierra, Sydney, Skylar, and Tristin; mother in law, Kathleen Aukerman of Greenville, Ohio; and aunt, Betty Batulanon of Middletown, Ohio.
Kenny is preceded in death by his son, Todd Blumenstock; daughter, Robin Blumenstock; brother, Dale Shanks; father in law, Harold Aukerman; and aunt, Barb Spirk.
He was a member of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. He was in sales and customer service most of his working career. He loved NASCAR and spending time at Grand Lake St. Mary's.
There will be a service held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Newcomer Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the donor's choice.