Grover Henry Shidler

Last Updated on May 2, 2015 by cassnetwork

shidlerGrover Henry Shidler, 84, of Star City passed away at 5:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at Pulaski Health Care Center.

Born October 5, 1930 in Logansport, he was the son of the late Grover Merl and Dora Esther (Spencer) Shidler.  On April 30, 1960, he married Doris Marie Banta.

Grover was a Star City High School graduate where he played baseball and basketball.

He was a US Navy Veteran serving aboard the battleship USS New Jersey during the Korean War. Grover retired from Gencorp after 42 years where he worked as a receiving supervisor.  He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed gardening and bowling.  Grover bowled on many leagues through the years.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Doris M. Shidler of Star City, children, Jackie Baker (John) of Winamac and Veronica Applegate (Richard) of Warsaw, step-children,  Richard Schoenradt (Annette) of Waco, Texas, David Schoenradt (Debbie) of Greentown and Diana Tocco (Willie Ho) of Holiday, Florida.

He is also survived by sisters, Helen Abell (Gary) and Mary Ruth Lewis, both of Kokomo, 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by step-son, Stephen Schoenradt, sister, Charlotte Lewis and brother, Jim Shidler.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel with Pastor Tom Woodley officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the funeral home.

Burial with Military Rites performed will be at Buck Cemetery in Thornhope.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion and/or the Pulaski County Humane Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center.

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