James N. “Jim” Shank, 86, of Elkhart, passed away to be with his Lord on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020 at Golden Living Center in Elkhart. He was born on February 26, 1933 to the late Don and Fern (Bartmess) Shank.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Regenia (Rowe) Shank; sons, Jim (Brenda) Shank, Bruce (Linda) Shank, and Randy (Rhonda) Shank; daughter, Sharon (Rob) Montgomery; brothers, Lawton and Don Shank; sister, Sally Stump; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fritz Shank; and sisters, Janice, Lucienne, Ellen, Sharon, and JoAnn.
In accordance with Jim’s wishes, cremation was chosen and is in care of Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. of Elkhart. Visitation will take place at Bethel Assembly of God, 600 E. Bristol St. Elkhart, IN on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Lade to officiate. Military honors will be performed prior to the service.
Jim served proudly in the United States Air Force for four years and worked for the CTS Corporation in Elkhart for many years before retiring. Jim and Regenia attended Bethel Assembly of God in Elkhart. Those who knew Jim knew that he was a very smart man and loved to make people laugh with his quick wit and humor. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with many generations of his grandchildren, and playing the guitar while he sang beside his loving wife. Jim will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.
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