Eugene E. “Nip” Shell

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414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 8/18/2013 14:00:00

New Washington OH 44854 8/19/2013 10:30:00

Eugene E. “Nip” Shell passed away August 14, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio after a sudden illness. He was born to the late Albert and Viola (Cramer) Shell on May 5, 1935 in Auburn Township. He was a loving and ambitious man who loved his God, his country and his family, friends and community. He graduated from both New Washington High School in 1953 and Mansfield Business College. He worked for Kaple Lumber Co., Leon Shell Hardware, Shelby Spring Hinge in his early years, and as a supervisor at Country Star (Sunrise) Elevator for 50 years. He was a veteran serving in the Army National Guard and a lifetime member of the New Washington Carl Geiger American Legion Post, serving as Commander for many years. He served the community as a New Washington Council Member, member of New Washington Board of Public Affairs, Knights of Columbus’s past treasurer and presently President and Board Member of New Washington Golden Gems Senior Center and an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
He married Darlene Roth at St. Sebastians Catholic Church on April 15, 1961; surviving are his wife and 4 children, Jacqueline (Robert) Meade of Rome, Brian E. Shell of New Washington, Mark (Larysa) Shell of Towson, MD, Mjr. Craig (Sarah) Shell of Pearl City, HI; 5 grandchildren, Lindsay (Matt) Slone of Huron, Abigail Kohlhorst of New Washington, Evan Kohlhorst of Willard, Kristine and Alexander Shell of Towson, MD; 2 great grandchildren, Avery Slone of Huron and Brooklynn Osborn of New Washington; many step grandchildren and great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Richard (Alice) Shell of Tiro, Melvin (Judy) Shell of New Washington, Allison (Susan) Shell of Shelby; 2 sisters, Carolyn (Terry) Watson of Newark and Patricia (Custar) Crase of Norwalk; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Tanya Shell and 3 nephews, Christopher and Roger Shell and Matthew Studer.
Nip and his wife loved to travel, having travelled all 50 states, Europe, Canada and Mexico. He loved camping, fishing in Alaska and Lake Erie, going to auctions, collectingtea pots, gardening, canning and enjoyed his summer home in Catawba Island.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington. The funeral mass will be Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington, with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will be at the St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contributions may be made to New Washington EMS, Golden Gems Senior Center or St. Bernard Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at


bonnie ryman - Sep 4, 2013

Darlene just heard and my heart goes out to you. God be with you in these trying times my prayers are with you.

Eugene and Mavis Wurm - Aug 26, 2013

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Nip. You are in our prayers during this time. Love to all the family.

Jeff Jacobs - Aug 19, 2013

To Brian, Jackie and the entire Shell family, I’m very sorry to hear about your dads passing. Always keep the memories close and he’ll never really be gone.

Sister Diane Hay - Aug 19, 2013

Dear Darlene and Family,
Just a note to tell you how sorry I am at the death of Mr. Shell. I was not able to visit at the funeral home, but I did celebrate the Maass of Resurrection with you in New Washingtom. My prayers continue for all of you. God bless you.

Teri & Kraig Lease - Aug 19, 2013

Aunt Darlene & Cousins,We are sorry for your loss. Uncle Nip was such a great person, He will live on in our memories forever.

Bob Church - Aug 18, 2013

Darleen and Family,
So sorry that Nip had to go. He was a fine man and we all have many fond memories of him. Deepest Sympathies.

Al & Rose Wagner - Aug 18, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Nip’s passing. He was a great person and so much fun. He will be greatly missed.

richard l faeth - Aug 17, 2013

Dear Darlene and family,…It.s been so long . Kip enjoyed such a rich life. So many accomplishments.He had a true smile for others.I am sorry for this sad time for you and yours. Love Rick

Bernard & Aurie Szymczak - Aug 17, 2013

Darlene & family, you have our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.
Barney & Aurie Szymczak & family

Bernard & Aurie Szymczak - Aug 17, 2013

Darlene & family, you have our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.
Barney & Aurie Szymczak & family

Tom Richards - Aug 17, 2013

Darlene and family, I am sorry to learn of the death of “Nip”. I have many great memories of working with him at the New Washington Equity. He was a great mentor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom and Shelly

Boyd & Kathleen Studer - Aug 17, 2013

Nip will be missed you have our condolences.

Mark Ebbeskotte - Aug 17, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the entire Shell family, but especially Darlene and my classmate Jackie. May you feel the warmth of God’s love in your time of need and know that Nip is resting comfortably in his Father’s house.
May you cherish your many warm memories and cling ever closer to each other. God bless you all.
Mark Ebbeskotte

Roger and Janet Hines - Aug 17, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the memories you shared bring you peace and comfort. Our prayers are with you.

Jeremy & Amy Clay - Aug 17, 2013

So Sorry for your loss, Nip was a wonderful man.

Bill& Dot Hepner - Aug 16, 2013

So sorry for your loss..Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carolyn and your family.

Bob & Jane Frias - Aug 16, 2013

Darlene and family, so sorry for your loss. Nip was a great guy. Thinking of you.

Stasia & Gary Ulmer - Aug 16, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. God has wrapped his arms around another angel.

Kellie Ritchey(McPherson) - Aug 16, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to your entire family!

Sonny & Pat Wechter - Aug 15, 2013

Darlene an family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen Little(Zoltanski) - Aug 15, 2013

Will be praying for your family.