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Malcolm Cleo Shonkwiler

December 20, 1927 ~ November 4, 2019 (age 91)


Malcolm Cleo Shonkwiler, 91, of Zionsville, Indiana entered into rest on November 4, 2019 in Zionsville. 

Malcolm was born on December 20, 1927 in Lena, Indiana to the late Estel Shonkwiler and Mary Elizabeth "Hood" Shonkwiler.

He retired from Grady Brothers in 1992 as a welder and mechanic. At retirement he and his wife, Norma, traveled the US in their motor home on grand adventures. They visited every county seat in Indiana to photograph their courthouse. He loved wood working and tinkering with whatever he got his hands on. There was nothing he couldn’t fix, or at least nothing he didn’t attempt to. He never met a stranger which was good because he had a lot of stories to tell. 

Survivors include his children, Teri Lynn (Mickey) Stisher of Zionsville, David Lee Shonkwiler of Indianapolis, Mark Alan (Jeanette) Shonkwiler of Trafalgar, Richard Dale Shonkwiler of Greenwood; sisters, Joan Alcorn of Groveland, Bessie Loisdene (Bill) Reeves of Greencastle, Roberta Geneieve Scaggs of Greencastle; grandchildren, Shauna (Aaron) Mullins, Lyndee Stisher, Clinton Shonkwiler, Joel Mizer, Brooke Shonkwiler, Phillip Shonkwiler, Jenna Shonkwiler, Allison (Mitch) Weaver, Levi Shonkwiler, Lacy (Nick) Baker; great grandchildren, Phillip, Tera, Lexi, Eli, Oliver, Marcus, Axl, Kane, Killian; many nieces, nephews; in-laws, Mary Shonkwiler, Bill Perkins, and  Shirley Gardner.  

Malcolm was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma Gardener Shonkwiler; Brother, Marshall Shonkwiler; sister, Clema Shonkwiler Perkins; child Daniel 'Dan' Shonkwiler; in-laws, Harold Alcorn, Glenn Scaggs, Carole McGabe, Marilyn (Bill) Plackner, and Paul Gardner.

Funeral will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. with visitation on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel      

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November 8, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whiteland Chapel
729 N. U.S. Hwy 31
Whiteland, IN 46184

Funeral Service
November 9, 2019

12:30 PM
Whiteland Chapel
729 N. U.S. Hwy 31
Whiteland, IN 46184