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Gene M Shonkwiler

July 18, 1928 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 92)

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Gene M. Shonkwiler YNC, US Navy (ret) passed away at home in Auburndale, FL with his family by his side on July 3, 2021. Gene was born July 18, 1928 in Manteno, IL. He worked for the Polk County Tax Collector’s office for 21 years after retiring from a 24 year career in the Navy.

Survived by his wife, of 65 years, Mary Evelyn Shonkwiler; his proud sons Jerry and Richard Shonkwiler; cherished daughters-in-law Tina and Teresa Shonkwiler; grandchildren Susan, Ryan, Kyle and Trevor; great-grandchildren Kyler, Grayson, Maddox, Savanna, and Skyelyn.

A visitation will be held 11AM-12PM on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the Lakeland Funeral Home, with a funeral service at 12PM. Burial will follow with Military Honors in the Lakeland Memorial Garden.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 9, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lakeland Funeral Home
2125 South Bartow Hwy
Lakeland, FL 33801

Service
Friday
July 9, 2021

12:00 PM
Lakeland Funeral Home
2125 South Bartow Hwy
Lakeland, FL 33801

Cemetery

Lakeland Memorial Gardens
2125 South Bartow Road
Lakeland, FL 33801

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