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Gary W. Shoaf

November 27, 1939 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


**UPDATE ON VISITATION AND FUNERAL** Due to Covid cases at Woodcrest - Visitation and funeral for Gary will now be at Haggard-Hirschy & Zelt funeral home on Saturday, 1:00-3:00 for visitation and 3:00 p.m. funeral.

Gary W. Shoaf, 83, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2023, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on November 27, 1939, in Adams County, the son of Harold J. and Edna Mae (Lautzenheiser) Shoaf. On June 11, 1960, he married Jewel Sudduth.

He attended Grace Fellowship Church in Decatur and was a plumber, employed at Swifty Plumbing, in Fort Wayne.

Gary is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jewel Shoaf of Decatur; his children, Mindy (Rob) Knefelkamp of Decatur, IN, Carla (Larry) Janikowski of Columbus, IN, Rodney Shoaf of Indianapolis, IN, Jodi Shoaf of Fort Wayne, IN; siblings, Judy (Ed) Mosshammer of Florida, Kathy (John) Frey of Utah, Lee (Rosie) Shoaf of Decatur, IN, Jane Edge of Utah; grandchildren, Ryan (Margo) Knefelkamp of Avon, IN, Stacie (Art) Knefelkamp of Peotone, IL, Courtnie Janikowski and Michael Janikowski both of Grand Rapids, MI; 4 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at Adams Woodcrest, with visitation 2 hours before from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Pastor Dan York will be officiating and burial will take place at a later date, in St. Luke’s Cemetery.

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August 5, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Haggard-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 W Adams St.
Decatur, IN 46733

Funeral Service
August 5, 2023

3:00 PM
Haggard-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 W Adams St.
Decatur, IN 46733


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