Fishing 04

Thomas G. Shank

July 26, 1952 ~ March 10, 2021 (age 68)


Thomas G. Shank, 68 years, of Hamilton, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Parkview DeKalb Hospital, Auburn, Indiana.  Thomas was born on July 26, 1952 in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Edward J. Shank and Lillian L. (Roudebush) Shank.  He married Dawn (Walter) Shank on October 16, 1976 in Hamilton, Indiana, and she survives.  Thomas worked in the Sand and Gravel Mining industry his whole career, retiring in 2015 from Rock Bottom Gravel Products, Pleasant Lake, Indiana, which he co-owned and operated.  Thomas enjoyed the outdoors, and you could often find him out hunting and fishing.  He was a past member of the Hamilton Fish and Game Club, Hamilton, Indiana.

Surviving is his wife, Dawn Shank of Hamilton, Indiana; son, Colby (Joseph Bright) Shank of Indianapolis, Indiana; five siblings, Gary (Brenda) Shank of LaGrange, Indiana; Sheryl Gzrecki of Toledo, Ohio; John (Judy) Shank of Defiance, Ohio; Colleen (Raymond) Hoover of LaGrange, Indiana; and Michael Shank of Wolcottville, Indiana.  Thomas was preceded in death by his parents.

To honor Thomas’ wishes, there will be no visitation or services held at this time.  Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton, Indiana.

Condolences may be sent to the family, or the online guestbook may be signed at


To send flowers to Thomas' family, please visit our floral store.


No services to be held

© 2021 Oberlin Turnbull Funeral Home and Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy