Donald Shanks

Donald Lee Shanks, 86, passed to his Heavenly home Monday, July 27, 2020, at The Waters of Muncie. He was born Sunday, May 11, 1934, to Mae and J. Dale Shanks in Decatur. He was marred July 21, 1991, to Anna M. Fierstos.
He graduated from Hartford Center High School in 1952 and continued his education at the University of Indianapolis. He honorably served his country from 1952 until 1960 in the United States Navy. He was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1967 and he served for 60 years in the pastorate.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Donald M. (Regina) Shanks; Jeffery D. Shanks; and Steven D. (Debbie) Shanks; step-daughter, Sarah A. (Brian) Collyear; sister, June Derrickson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Leona Gates; brother, Richard Shanks; and sister, Dorothy Parrish.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the 1 p.m. memorial service Saturday, September 5 at Fountain Square United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Graves officiating. To honor his wishes, cremation will take place.
Memorials may be made to Fountain Square United Methodist Church.
Arrangements provided by Parson Mortuary and Cremation Center in Muncie. Online condolences may be made at