John M. Shappell

  • Died: August 10, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

John M. Shappell, 85, of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He was born to the late Fred and Vivian (Myers) Shappell on April 19, 1934 in Cheboygan, MI. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1952 and Fort Wayne Business College in 1954. John retired in 1999 from Georgia Pacific Lumber Company. He was a member of Hamilton United Methodist Church and Parrish United Methodist Church. He enjoyed singing in Fort Wayne Barber Shoppers Quartet, fishing and playing cards.
John is survived by his wife of 8 years, Linda Wellbaum Shappell; children, Debby (Dave) Lee, Judy (Mike) Weaver, Dave (Billie) Shappell, Donna Shappell, Teri (Sam) Green, Lisa (Kenny) Miller, Phillip Shappell, Kathy (Tom) Klaffke, Joel (Pamela) Shappell, and Stephanie Katich; 34 grandkids; 23 great-grandkids; siblings, Ronnie (Phyllis) Shappell, Neil (Helen) Shappell, Susie Boyle, Evelyn Shappell, and Phyllis (Darrell) Wells; brother-in-law, Ed Lawrence; and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by first wife, Mary Sue Cler; daughter, Jo Ellen Shappell; siblings, Jerry (Sharon) Shappell, Paul Shappell, Sally Lawrence, Charles Shappell, and Steven Shappell.
Funeral service will be Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls (8325 Covington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804) with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the funeral home from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at Covington Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Services of NE Indiana.


Condolence & Memory Journal

John and I worked together at Georgia Pacific Corporation for about 26 years and I have many enjoyable memories of our time together! very sorry to hear of his passing. John

Posted by John Youker - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   August 18, 2019

Are deepest sympathies for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Posted by Marshall & Bonnie Springer - Angola, IN - Friend   August 18, 2019

thinking of you many years ago,and your great spirit. I was friends with your brother Ron and Phyllis, too.

Posted by jennie heeren - PINELLAS PARK, FL   August 16, 2019

I will miss you so much! A good friend and neighbor ! Will miss his great hugs!!! Prayers with Linda and all the family.

Posted by Betty Swanson - Palmetto, FL - Friend   August 15, 2019

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