Michael Jon Shininger, 53, resident of Willard, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008, in Willard Mercy Hospital.
He was born Nov. 12, 1954, to Roderick D. and Perma (Wenner) Shininger, and was 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 Main Street Carry-Out in Willard. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Commander of the Sons of American Legion Post 514, a charter member of 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; special friend, Patty Catron and her son, Charlie, of Willard; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Viv Shininger of Dayton and Matt and Paula Shininger of Willard; sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and John DiSilvestro of Tarboro, N.C.; 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, Alexis DiSilvestro of Pennsylvania, Adam and Jen Kipp of Petaluma, Calif., and Aric Kipp of Tarboro; two great-nieces and a great-nephew, Paiten and Parker Riley of Willard, and Leah Kipp of Petaluma; 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 was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Dorothy Wenner and Fred and Olive Shininger; and cousin, Doug Snook.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in Secor Funeral Home, Willard. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church; the Rev. Stanley S. Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard High School wrestling team. Condolences may be made to the family at secorfuneralhomes.com.