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Jeffrey Shinkle

Obituary of Jeffrey Shinkle

Celebration of Life Services for Jeffrey Shinkle, 52, of Spirit Lake, and formerly of Hartley and Spencer, will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji.

Visitation will begin at 4 pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji, with the family present from 4-6 pm.

Memorials may be directed to Lakes Regional Healthcare Hospice or Abben Cancer Center.

Jeffrey Alan Shinkle, the son of Dan and Janet (Lux) Shinkle, was born May 23, 1967 in Hartley, Iowa. He graduated from Hartley-Melvin School with the Class of 1985. He later moved to Spencer and eventually to Spirit Lake where he worked at Lisa's Bake Shop.

Jeffrey enjoyed collecting antiques, snow skiing and loved nature and the outdoors. He would always say there was never enough wild flowers. Jeffrey was a foodie and enjoyed making soups, pot pies, lasagna and other foods at Lisa's Bake Shop.

Jeffrey passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at fifty-two years of age.

He is survived by his parents, Dan and Janet; sister, Mary (Eric) Helmke; aunt and uncle, Roger and Roxanne Shinkle, Jr. and Joyce Wagner; aunts, La Vonne Van Houten and Darlene Lux; cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Edna Lux and Lyle and Ruth Shinkle; uncles, Dale Lux, Donald Baumgarn and Ray Van Houten; aunt, Adella Baumgarn.