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Donald George Shaner

September 7, 1930 April 6, 2019
Donald George Shaner
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Donald George Shaner departed this life Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was born on September 7, 1930 to parents, George Aloysius and May Dobbin Shaner of St. Louis, Mo. He grew up there attending St. Phillip Neri grade school and De Andres High School. Don was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for 67 years. After graduating, on a blind date, he met the love of his life, Delores Klein. They dated while he attended Rolla College of Mining and Engineering. After graduating college, he married Delores and came to Oak Ridge. Don had a job waiting for him at the K 25 Plant. They honeymooned at the Alexander Guest House. They lived in apartments and houses until settling on Robertsville Road, where they lived for over 50 years. They loved East Tennessee and especially the Great Smoky Mountains.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. Don is survived by sons, Michael Shaner (Ginny) of Oak Ridge, Timothy Shaner (Elise) of Burlington, NC, and Thomas Shaner (Susan) of Houston, TX; daughters, Kathleen Ragsdale (Frank) of Knoxville, Nancy Hamilton (Craig) of Oak Ridge, and Carol Schappel (Mark) of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren, Stephanie, Frank, and Andrew Ragsdale; Katie and Roger Shaner, David Shaner; Josh and Joe Hamilton; Travis, Corbin, and Madeline Schappel; Jeremy and Nikki Shaner. Don is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 12, 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow the funeral Mass at Anderson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7, Thursday, April 11, at Weatherford Mortuary. The family expresses a special thanks to Alexander Guest House and to Diversicare of Oak Ridge and Hospice for the special care that they gave. An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

11

Apr

5:00 PM 4/11/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

12

Apr

11:00 AM 4/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Saint Mary's Catholic Church

327 Vermont Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Saint Mary's Catholic Church
327 Vermont Avenue Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Graveside

Friday

12

Apr

12:00 PM 4/12/2019 12:00:00 PM
Anderson Memorial Gardens

640 Oliver Springs Highway
Clinton, TN 37716

Meet at the cemetery immediately following the funeral mass.

Anderson Memorial Gardens
640 Oliver Springs Highway Clinton 37716 TN
United States
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