Michael Jon Shininger

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/7/2008 14:00:00

Willard OH 4/8/2008 11:00:00

Michael Jon Shininger, age 53, resident of Willard, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2008 in Willard Mercy Hospital. He was born on November 12, 1954 to Roderick D. and Perma (Wenner) Shininger and had been a lifelong Willard resident. Mike was a 1973 graduate of Willard High School and a 1979 graduate of Kent State University. He was the manager of the Main Street Carry-Out in Willard. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Commander of the Son’s of the American Legion Post #514, a charter member of the American Legion Riders Club Post #514, an ASA Softball Umpire and a member of the City of Willard Zoning Board of Appeals. He was a supporter of all the Willard High School sports and an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians.
He is survived by his parents; Roderick and Perma Shininger of Willard; a special friend, Patty Catron and her son, Charlie of Willard; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Viv Shininger of Dayton; Matt and Paula Shininger of Willard; a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and John DiSilvestro of Tarboro, NC; nieces and nephews, Lisa and Julie Shininger of Dayton; Nick Machiusi of Columbus; Craig and Stephanie Riley of Willard; Lindsey Buckingham of Akron; Lukas Shininger of Willard; Abby Barnett of Tarboro, NC; Alexis DiSilvestro of Pennsylvania; Adam and Jen Kipp of Petaluma, CA; and Aric Kipp of Tarboro, NC; two great nieces and a great nephew, Paiten and Parker Riley of Willard; and Leah Kipp of Petaluma, CA; aunts and uncles, Mike and Mary Wenner of Willard; JoAnne and Chuck Kaylor of Willard; Donna Snook of Attica; Tim and Terry Wenner of Florida; Joe and Phyllis Murphy of Defiance; Dwight Shininger of Defiance; and Doris Arend of California; lifelong friend, Chris Bellman; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Dorothy Wenner; and Fred and Olive Shininger; a cousin, Doug Snook.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Monday, April 7, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Stanley S. Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to Willard High School Wrestling Team. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com


Gary West - Apr 14, 2008

The brothers Mike & Matt have been 2 of my best friends for many years, I was in San Diego visiting a fellow classmate Greg Long when I heard the news and we both were greatly saddened. Todd, Perma, Mark, Marcia & Matt I am sorry that I could not be there and it saddens me that you have to endure the pain of losing a wonderful son/brother like Mike. He was loved by everyone and he touched so many lives in a positive manner, he will live forever in our hearts till we are all together again. God Bless you all & strengthen you. Gary & Trisha West, Stuart Fl.

Zenaphir Bond - Apr 13, 2008

You know they say God does not look at your bank account or your material possessions when your season arrives but what really matters are the lives you touched, encouraged, acts of kindness/concern and love shown..those things are what really counts and why we are really here for one another. How wonderful to have made a difference in every persons life God allowed to cross your path! Mike was all of those things to so many (smile). Mike’s 1st impression was all of the above and more to me in San Antonio, Texas! A good hearted man who truly loved life and lived as such. Shininger Family; Mom, Dad and family, I thank the Lord the Lord allowed me those moments with Mike and my Sister Patty. When I think of Mike, I smile because that is who Mike was to me. He will always be a blessing to so many. My heart is sad because of the hurt that we all feel but Mike still lives in those he touched every day!
May the Lord continue to Bless you and your Family and wrap his arms around you especially during this time in Jesus Name.
Zen Bond, San Antonio Texas

Lora Garcia - Apr 10, 2008

I didn’t know Mike other than he beamed with happiness when customers would greet him in the store. I met him one day while getting gas. It was a hot day and he handed me a pepsi and said, “here…it’s too hot to not have something to drink.” His kindness and laughter brought happy days to many and I am so glad I had those special little moments that taught me that there were still kind, friendly people here. He also turned me onto the radio station 100.9, “The Coast”.. he said it was the best station ever..now that’s all I listen to, thanks to Mike. What a sweetheart…he will be missed.
If others can carry on the kindness that he showed to people it would be the greatest gift he gave us!!!! So sorry for you loss.

Jerry (Wolfe) Lake - Apr 10, 2008

My son and daughter-in-law Jim and Susan Lake had nothing but wonderful things to say about your son. I have been gone from Willard a long time but get back to Willard often and always went to the gulf for lottery tickets. He indeed was an uplifting person. Perma, we talked this winter at one of the basketball games. My parents (Rich and Leona Wolfe) and your parents were long time friends and you have a wonderful family. My sincere sympathy at your loss.

Ed Mellott - Apr 9, 2008

Please accept my condolences. The worst at being so far from home is not being there to offer support when a friend is in such deep sorrow. It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but when we lose a brother the sense of loss seems deeper. Perhaps the only solace is in all the memories, what affect he had on who we became and the qualities he had that we admired most, make us proud that they were our brother.
Hope you find some peace in the memories.

Scott R. Maddocks - Apr 8, 2008

We were saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Our deepest thoughts/prayers to his family and friends. God be with you. From a 1973 classmate of his, Scott “Randy” Maddocks and wife, Dora.

David Alford - Apr 8, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the Shininger family and friends.

Ashley - Apr 8, 2008

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chad&Stephanie Bruner & kids - Apr 8, 2008

We are daily visitors of the carryout, sometimes twice a day and one of us spoke to Mike everyday. It is going to be very hard to go in and not see his smiley face behind the counter or have him pop out of the back. Mike was a great person and was always wonderful to my children and they loved him as did we. I used to make Mike cookies every year for Christmas and he was relentless until he got them. I’m really going to miss that holiday cookie nagging. We are all going to miss you Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are forever with the family – God bless.
The Bruner’s

brad kochis - Apr 8, 2008

I’m truly sadden by your loss. In the days to come may peace find it’s way into your lives and may fond memories give you comfort.

connie adams roub - Apr 7, 2008

mike will be missed. i always got gas in willard on my visits to see my realatives just to see mikes smiley face and to get a friendly greeting. god bless to his family and friends. your all in my prayers. connie adams roub

David G. Leitz - Apr 7, 2008

Our deepest thoughts and prayers to all of Mike’s family and friends. As a classmate and friend, he will be dearly missed by many of us. Great guy, Great friend. May God Bless You Mike.
David & Joni Leitz

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Apr 7, 2008

To the Shininger family,
My condolences on the passing of Mike. The world has lost a really nice guy, but Heaven has gained one. May it help to know that others care. God Bless all of your families.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham
Summertown, Tennessee

Tim & Alice Sheldon - Apr 7, 2008

Tim & I are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. We were in Ohio for a week due to the death of Alice’s Mother. Tim saw Mike Saturday as we were leaving to return to South Carolina. We received the news later that day. We wish we could be there for the funeral,to join our brothers & sister from the Legion and ALR in showing their love & respect for Mike. He was a great friend to many and his support for Willard Wrestling plus all things He loved in Willard will always be with us. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends and our Love and Prayers are with you all!! Sincerely, Tim & Alice Sheldon

David & Sharon Hicks - Apr 7, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers to Mike’s family. He will be sadly missed at Main St. Carryout and by all his friends and family. I’m sure heaven is a little brighter today with his beautiful smile. R.I.P. Mikey!!

JamieSexton-Stockfleth - Apr 7, 2008

Please accept my deepest sympathy to the family. I’m going to miss him calling me “dear” when I came into the store. I liked going into the store and talking to Mike, he had a good sense of humor. He was one of a kind. He had the prettiest blue eyes! I will miss him. May he rest in peace.

Susan and Steve Schlatter - Apr 7, 2008

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shininger family.

Jerry & Cindy Robinson - Apr 7, 2008
Jerry & Cindy Robinson - Apr 7, 2008

No words can express the sorrow we feel for Mike’s family and friends. He was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed. May his memory be forever in our hearts. We love ya Mike!

Gina Aichholz-Smith - Apr 7, 2008

Sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful guy to work with. I will sure miss him.

Jason and Schelly Hayes - Apr 7, 2008

We are so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mike for a short time and knew that he was one of a kind. My husband works with Matt and used to work at Main Street when it was the Gulf station he knew Mike and we both will really miss him. We were saddend to hear that he passed. I was thinking about going into the store on friday just to say hi to him and thought I will do it later on now I wish I had done it when I thought of it. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Mark Painter - Apr 7, 2008

WOW What a shock. I am thinking about all the great times we had together while in school. Mike will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with all of his family.

Andy & Cindy Thornton and Family - Apr 6, 2008

Mike was a tremendous person, someone who always spoke and recognized everyone. We are very sorry for your loss and want you to know that he was a real asset to this community and will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Danny&Raquel Stephens - Apr 6, 2008

Mike will be greatly missed by all!He was such a tremendous individual and an asset to our community.I am proud to have called him my friend!God bless Mike and all of his friends and family!

Sherry (Ayres) Schaffer - Apr 6, 2008

I was very shocked and saddened upon hearing about Mike. Mike and I were classmates, so I have known him for a long time. He was the nicest guy you would ever want to meet and he would do anything for anybody. I remember one day we needed air in a bike tire and Mike was outside at the station and came over and helped us, even paying the quarter! That’s just the kind of guy he was and he will truly be missed. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends. God Bless.

Willard Wrestling Family - Apr 6, 2008

We bring many thoughts and prayers from the Willard Wrestling family. Mike was not only a supporter, alumni, and friend of the program. But he took many of us under his wings and helped them tough times whether it being a shoulder to lean, food to eat, or a need to be corrected. Mike was special and impacted many of us in our lives.

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Mike & Jeanine Varkonda - Apr 6, 2008

We are very sorry for your loss. We met Mike 7 years ago when we moved here from Columbus and he was so nice to us & our son Chad. We always looked forward to seeing him at the Carry-out. He will truly be missed by the entire community. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very sad time. Mike & Jeanine Varkonda

Mark Metzger - Apr 6, 2008

Mike and all of his Family and Friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I am very glad that I have countless memories of times that I am lucky enough to have shared with him. These are memories that will last forever and will always bring a smile to my face. Mike was truly a great friend and I will miss him.

Rick & Linda Bores Rinehart - Apr 6, 2008

I hope just knowing so many people care & thought so much of Mike helps to ease some of your pain. With Deepest Sympathy.

Jim & Tracy Arnold & family - Apr 6, 2008

We are deeply sorry for your loss. He impacted so many people in so many ways. He was a great person who brought smiles to so many faces. He will be greatly missed. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

Tony&Stephanie Jones - Apr 5, 2008

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Denny Doughty - Apr 5, 2008

Certainly all of our thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family and friends. Mike will certainly be missed by us all…especially by the school and all of its athletes. Mike was a special friend and supporter of our students. God bless!

larry&dodie carpenter&family - Apr 5, 2008

The world will be a sadder place without Mike. All our love and prayers go out to you as we all feel your loss. May God hold you all in his hands and give you strenght.

Jim & Sandy - Apr 5, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Mike will be missed by all (young and old).

Dee-Dee & Randy Wade - Apr 5, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, Mike was a very good guy and would do anything for anybody, he will be sadly missed by all.

Newman & Darlene King - Apr 5, 2008

Oh my God. We just heard. we will miss you Mike.You were such a good guy!

Brenda and James Hall - Apr 5, 2008

Our thought and prayers are with you.Mike was a good guy.He will be missed by everyone.God Bless!

Butch & Louise Owens - Apr 5, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, the family and all of Mike’s friends. We will miss your smiling face at the station.

Susan Hamman - Apr 5, 2008

I am so shocked and sorry to hear of Mikes passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Mike will be missed by many. God Bless Susan Tschanen Hamman