Archive for Thursday, September 19, 2002

Harold P. Shirk


September 19, 2002

Services for Harold P. Shirk, 78, Lawrence, were Monday, Sept. 16, at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Shirk died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in Lawrence.

He was born Jan. 1, 1924, in rural Tonganoxie, the son of Walter H. and Lela Mary (Lobb) Shirk. He grew up in the Lawrence area and attended Vila Eden Grade School and Linwood High School.

Mr. Shirk worked for several area farms from 1948 to 1951. He then went to work for the city of Lawrence's water department and retired as a senior operator in 1989. He also repaired televisions and farmed in rural Lawrence.

He married Alice Torneden on Dec. 18, 1948, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Stephen Shirk, Phillip Shirk and David Shirk, all of Lawrence; a daughter, Martha Ann Evans, Edmond, Okla.; a sister, Anna Jo Sylvester, Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the church or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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