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David Shank

David L. Shank

Sunday, August 30th, 1936 - Friday, January 1st, 2021
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David L Shank of Grand Rapids, Michigan, age 84, passed away on Jan 1, 2021. He was born an only child to Leonard and Helen Shank, on Aug 30, 1936, in Greenville, MI.

Among his many interests, David loved woodworking, building boats, tinkering with model airplanes, working on cars, and the art of photography. He used his woodworking passion to build and run boats which he designed and handcrafted himself. He also enjoyed building detailed model airplanes like gliders, radio-controlled and rubber powered planes. His passion for fast cars and engines kept him busy working under the hood throughout his life. He also had a knack for photography of all types, taking great photos and also developing them in his own darkroom.

But his greatest passion in life was for his wife, Kay, to whom he was married for 49 years, raising 4 children with her. David is survived by his 4 children, Victoria Robinson, Todd Shank (Penny), Melissa Cutrara (Jonathan), and Rodney Shank. His grandchildren, Amanda (David), Ashley (Brett), Lexie, Christopher (CJ), Mackenzie, Decker, Megan (Christopher), Sydney, and Zayne (ZJ). As well as his great-grandchildren, Sophya, Beauregard, Nola and Neva. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Kay (Anderson) Shank and his parents Leonard and Helen (Findsen) Shank.

There will be a visitation from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m on Saturday, January 9th, 2020, followed by a celebration of life memorial service from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Ofield Funeral Home, 4500 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, Kentwood, Michigan 49508. We welcome all of David’s friends and family, but due to Covid restrictions, we ask that you reach out to the family before attending. For those wishing to attend via Zoom, please join us starting at 12:00pm using the following login.

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Sydney Cutrara

Posted at 10:35am
I remember my grandpa was always so determined even well into his 60's and 70's that he would still be doing one armed push ups as a part of his routine in the mornings. He also really liked Logan's Steakhouse and I would go to dinner with him and grandma there.
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April Andrus

Posted at 12:57pm
When I first met David, I was struck by how tall and handsome he was with such gorgeous wavy hair! Next I learned what a sweet gentle soul he was. I got to spend some time with him when his wife was sick and took him to see her in the hospital. He was so concerned about her and he missed her so much. It was very touching to me that his thoughts were all about her. He had surprising good humor too! We had some wonderful laughs. I'll never forget when we drove by the cemetery and he said, "There's the marble orchard." Hilarious! I wish I remembered where he got that phrase from. He did tell me the story at the time. Such a sweet man. I enjoyed his company. My love and sympathy to his family.
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Lori Russell

Posted at 12:37pm
What a beautiful tribute to David and Kay Shank. Prayers for the family at this difficult time
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