Duane Allen Shellabarger, age 54, of Mendon, passed away at 4:48 P.M., Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
He was born September 7, 1967, to his parents Wayne & Martha (Berry) Shellabarger.
Preceding him in death were his father, on June 20, 2016, and a brother, David on November 16, 2015.
Duane's Mother survives in Mendon, along with his Brother & Sisters: Deborah (Phil) DuChamp of Rockwall, Texas, and Don (Lori) Shellabarger and Diane (Steve) Snyder, both of Mendon.
Also surviving are his Nieces, Nephews, and Great Nieces & Nephews: Brandon (Allison) Ralston and daughters Eliza & Eva; Brooke (Nick) Daniel, daughter Marshall, and sons Wes & Miles; Dan (Brandi) Shellabarger and daughter Aubree; Abby (Fiancée Grant) Shellabarger; Faith Shellabarger; Erika (Steven) Martin and daughters Avery & Willow; Derik (Jordan) Snyder and daughter Sloane; and Kylie (Seth) Owens and the boys Aiden, Izayah, Jahzayah & Jaxson; Step-Nephew: Philip DuChamp II, Step-Nieces: Beaelisa (Kyle) Unruh, daughter Naliya Martin, and sons Kenny, Beauden & Crawford; Nelia (Junior) Njoku; and Christy (Jacob) Kucharski.
A 1986 Graduate of Mendon-Union High School, Duane was employed at Wright State University, Dayton, in the Maintenance Dept.
Duane always enjoyed watching and following his favorite sports teams, the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and of course the mighty Ohio State Buckeyes!!!! His true favorite thing to do for relaxation time, was to be watching the Old Western movies.
He immensely enjoyed getting together with his close group of “buddies”. They shared lots of fun times and adventures together. He loved them all. Thanks, guys, for sharing Duane’s life, as true friends to him.
Another favorite pastime was keeping up on all his Nieces & Nephews sports and activities through the years. Duane was a very proud Uncle and Great-Uncle, and loved all his Nieces and Nephews greatly.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, with his Niece, Kylie Owens officiating.
Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling Hours are from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, prior to the service, at the Mendon Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Gideons International, and sent to: The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
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