Kevin Leon Shanks

Kevin Leon Shanks, 53, of Tiffin, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, as a result of an auto accident on SR 53 and CR 6, Tiffin.

He was born March 3, 1959, in Detroit, Mich., to Harry and Alice (Wright) Shanks. He married Jennifer Schalk April 6, 1996, and she survives.

Other survivors include his mother of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a son, Zachary Shanks at home; a daughter, Ashley (Kane) Wagner of Westerville; a brother, David Shanks of Detroit; and two sisters, Sandra Shanks of Jackson, Mich., and Alicia Boyles of Gulf Breeze, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Sean Shanks.

Kevin was a 1977 graduate of Columbia Central High School, Brooklyn, Mich. He was an electrician at Cooper Tire, Findlay.

Visitation for family and friends will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.

The funeral will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Seneca County or to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

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