John Joseph Shingler, Hobart, IN, (1939-2014)
October 24, 1939 - March 1, 2014
John Joseph Shingler passed away on March 1, 2014, at home with his family by his side. He was born on Oct. 24, 1939, in Gary, IN, to Joseph and Mary Shingler. He attended St. Mark’s Catholic School, Bishop Noll High School and St. Procopious College (Illinois Benedictine). Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy, spending five years active duty (Vietnam) and 22 years reserve duty, retiring in 1988. He was employed as a Industrial Engineer at Youngstown Sheet and Tube in Indiana, Norwood Mills in Wisconsin, Walker Manufacturing in Wisconsin and Virginia, and as a Plant Manager at Victaulic Co. in North Carolina. On May 25, 1968, he married Carol (Schmelter) Shingler in Hobart, IN. He was very active teaching religious education classes, coaching his sons' baseball and basketball teams, as Cub Master and Scout Master and later attending all his sons' sporting activities and games through college, fitting in a lot of golf.
John is survived by his beloved family: his wife, Carol; sons: Sean (Elizabeth) Shingler, of Pennsylvania, Timothy (Amy) Shingler of Virginia, John (Marita) Shingler of Texas. He adored his granddaughters: Mary and Abigail of Virginia, Katherine and Margaret of Texas, and soon to be Josephine of Pennyslvania; his sisters: Sr. Mary Josef Shingler and Elizabeth (Irwin) Holub, of Donaldson, IN, and JoAnn (Larry) Willett of Minnesota; his sisters-in-law, Linda (George) Buzinec and Janet (John) Rigoni of Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Claudia Klich; mother and father-in-law, Leonard and Ann Schmelter; brother-in-law, Charles Schmelter.
There will be a visitation with the family from 9 until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at ST. BRIDGET CHURCH, 201 Center Street, Hobart, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Rev. Dominic Bertino officiating. Celebration of his life will follow after Mass at the Paragon Restaurant, 1701 E 37th Ave, Hobart IN, for all family and friends. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research, 2004 Ironwood Circle, #140, South Bend, IN, 46635 and Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203. BURNS FUNERAL HOME (Hobart) is in charge of arrangements. www.burnsfuneral.com