Carson Dean Shirk

June 14, 1953 - March 20, 2016

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Thursday, March 24, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Thursday, March 24, 5:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Carson Dean Shirk, 62, of Atwood Lake, Wolcottville died Sunday, March 20, 2016, in his residence.

He was a graduate of DeKalb High School in Auburn.

Mr. Shirk had worked at the Ball Brass Foundry in Auburn and retired from Kraft Foods in Kendallville. He was currently the groundskeeper at Atwood Lake Campground near Wolcottville.

Carson enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and bonfires. He also liked bowling and playing Bingo.

He was born June 14, 1953, in Auburn to Glenn W. and Ethel May (Starner) Shirk. They preceded him in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Teresa (Gary) Hunter of Kendallville, Terry Shirk of Anderson, Missouri, and Tammy (Jose) Santacruz of Avilla; three sons, Scot (Heather) Shirk of Garrett, Marcus Shirk of LaOtto, and Jacob Shirk of Wolcottville; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Miller of LaGrange and Pat Bornick of Wisconsin; and three brothers, Eugene Shirk of Auburn, Donald (Nancy) Shirk of St. Joe, and Joe (Carol) Shirk of Columbia City.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stacy Shirk; a grandson, Lucas Brown; three sisters, Katherine Camp, Barbara Huyette, and Marilyn Yarde; and a brother, Steven Shirk.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 5 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Ron Stambaugh of the Waterloo Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett at a later date.

Calling is Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 12 to 5 p.m. in the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the family for funeral expenses.

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David Martz & Diana Ervin
April 3rd, 2016 6:52pm
Fort Wayne, IN

I know your pain is gone now and you are in a better place. Thoughts and Prayers to the Family

March 31st, 2016 4:51am

miss u so much !! so many memories that haven't even been made

Karen myers
March 24th, 2016 9:13pm

Sorry for the loss of a good guy, I worked with Carson a few years at Kraft. He was a hard worker and talked about his kids a lot. My thoughts are for his family.

Tina Thomas Merritt
March 24th, 2016 3:38am
Ashley Indiana

My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Melissa dan
March 23rd, 2016 7:50pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the family..

Jennifer Hinen
March 23rd, 2016 10:54am

May you find comfort in the arms of Angels.. Praying for the family as they grieve during your loss and strength in the days that come. May the memories hold strong until you meet again..

Stan & Sue Bonar
March 22nd, 2016 8:42pm
Wolcottville, In

Our Thoughts and Prayers Carson for your Family and friends..

Harold & Sherry Barkdull
March 22nd, 2016 7:11pm

Jacob and Marcus we are so very sorry for your loss . Your dad will be greatly missed . We enjoyed our evenings at the campground when your Dad would stop by and all his stories always about you boys and of how proud he is of you . All of our Love !

Jeff Skelly Sarah Roe
March 22nd, 2016 6:53pm
Zanesville, In

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

Cecie, Chad and Bryant
March 22nd, 2016 6:49pm

Marcus and Jacob we are so sorry for your loss, you will be a constant in our prayers

Diana Kirkpatrick
March 22nd, 2016 6:05pm
Rome City Indiana

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Praying for strength for you all .uncle Carson peace be with you

Doris Palmer
March 22nd, 2016 4:07pm
Kendallville, IN

So sorry for your loss. Hugs n Prayers for all.

Pam Bates
March 22nd, 2016 2:59pm
Hindman, Kentucky

Praying God will wrap each and every one of you in his great big arms of love and let you each feel the peace that surpasses all understanding that only comes from him. Love you guys!!!.

Mark and Jeanne hart
March 22nd, 2016 2:16pm

So sorry for the loss of uncle carson .our prayer for teresa,tammy,terry,Scott and Jacob and all his family he is with God and family now

Missy and Terry Keister
March 22nd, 2016 1:32pm

Lrayers for the family....Carson will be missed. He proved himself to be a good friend and neighbor.

Charles & Sue Atkison
March 22nd, 2016 1:21pm
Atwood Lake Campground

So sorry to hear about Carson, our condolences to the family

Amber and Mike Newell
March 22nd, 2016 12:08pm

So sorry for your loss.

Sierra Wagner
March 22nd, 2016 9:58am
Mishawaka, IN

My condolences to Carson's family. I talked to him often at Atwood Lake Campground.

March 22nd, 2016 6:46am
Fort Wayne

You are in my prayers

Judy and Angie Maynard
March 22nd, 2016 4:21am
Lima, Ohio (Atwood Lake Campgr

Prayers for all the family. Carson will be missed by a lot of people at the Lake.

Barb Yates
March 22nd, 2016 3:48am
Atwood Lake Campground

Thoughts & prayers to your children, family & friends. It seemed odd not seeing you raking leaves or driving around on your lil green tractor these last couple days. May you rest in peace...

Shyla and Randy Ramsey
March 22nd, 2016 3:33am

Rest in Heaven Carson. We know you'll be looking down on us, as you'll be gone but never forgotten.

Bob and tammy abshire
March 22nd, 2016 3:17am
Atwood lake campground

Rest in peace Carson. Prayers for your family. You will always be remembered.

Crystal Darby
March 22nd, 2016 2:55am
Atwood Lake Campground

Rest in peace Carson. You will be missed and not forgotten. Sending prayers to your family!

Kathy and Carl Ritchie
March 22nd, 2016 2:01am
Rome City

So sorry, he was a very good man, he'd do anything for anybody. I feel blessed to have known him.

Rick Zimmerman
March 22nd, 2016 1:37am

RIP Carson, you will not be forgotten!

Kassandra Handshoe
March 22nd, 2016 1:07am
Rome City

I'm very sorry for everyone's loss. I cannot imagine the pain, but I Love You all!

Terry shirk
March 21st, 2016 9:52pm
Anderson mo

I love you dad I'm so so so sorry I'm not there