Donald L. Shifley
June 20, 1926 ‒ September 02, 2019
Donald L. Shifley, 93, of Galion passed into his Lord’s presence, Monday, September 2, 2019 peacefully at home.
He was born June 20, 1926 in Galion and was the son of Claudius Alva “CA” and Edith (Gunther) Shifley. Donald is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pauline F. (Phillips) Shifley whom he married on April 19, 1953.
He graduated from Galion High School in 1944 and proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II, serving in Germany and Holland. Donald farmed his entire life and worked 40 years at the Galion Post Office.
He was a member, deacon and elder at Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ. Donald also taught Sunday school for many years. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed gardening and traveling to Amish country.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Thomas L. (Gloria) Shifley, Jim L. (Cathy) Shifley all of Galion and Rev. Ron L. (Deanna) Shifley of Needville, Texas; six grandchildren, Wendi (Jason) Zwaduk, Brian (Ivah) Shifley, Jaci (James) Hefner, Erica (Steve) Cotton, Christopher L. (Chrissy) Christman, and Shelby (Bryan) Dillon; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Marie Bilsing of Lexington.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Richard, Herbert and Wilbur Shifley and a sister Luella Ernst.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ, 1781 Biddle Road Galion, Ohio 44833 with Pastors Loyd and Dreama Caudill and his son, Ron Shifley officiating. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery, Galion.
Full military honors will be conducted by the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Donald Shifley, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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