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Wayne Leroy Shirk

May 22, 1947 — October 4, 2020

Wayne Leroy Shirk Jr., age 73 of Festus, Missouri, passed away on October 04, 2020, in Festus. He was born on May 22, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri. Wayne and his wife Janet were married in Festus, on January 01, 2001. He was a longtime firefighter for several departments and a Fire Inspector for the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. Wayne was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and severed during Vietnam. He was a member of Bethel Church Festus, VFW 3777 Festus, and Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club. Wayne was a talented artist and enjoyed traveling, RVing, camping, fishing, and his grandkids.

 

He is survived by:

 

Wife-Janet Shirk (nee Sherman), of Festus, Missouri

Daughter-Wendy (Michael) McGee, of Independence, Missouri

Son-Michael Shirk, of St. Louis, Missouri

Stepson-David (Sherry) Canania, of Pevely, Missouri

Stepson-Anthony Canania, of Farmington, Missouri

Brother-Tom (Kathy) Shirk, of Poulsbo, Washington

Cousin-Timmy Coppenbarger, of Bolivar, Missouri

Sister in-law-Sherry (David) Pasco, of Cottonwood California

His Grandchildren-Dagny, Levin, Moira, Lanson, Ethan, Dakota, and Spence.

Great Grandchildren-Hana, Angel, Bella, and Brysen.

 

Preceded in death by:

 

Father-Wayne Leroy Shirk Sr.

Mother-Velma “Vicky” Shirk, (nee Smith)

 

 

Visitation-Thursday, October 08, 2020, from 5 to 7 pm at Bethel Church 1233 American Legion Dr.
Festus, Missouri 63028

 

Funeral Service-Friday, October 09, 2020, at 9 am at Bethel Church.

 

Interment- Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Memorials to The Wounded Warrior Project or the Salvation Army, would be appreciated by the family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 8, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 9, 2020

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, October 9, 2020

11:00 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Jefferson Barrack's National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

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