Jerry S. Shenefield

August 26, 1932 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Jerry Shenefield Obituary

Jerry S. Shenefield, 91, of LaFontaine, Indiana passed away at 9:07 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at his residence. He was born on August 26, 1932, to Stuart and Wilma (Martin) Shenefield in LaFontaine, Indiana. 

Jerry was a 1951 graduate of LaFontaine High School. He married Rita Mae Ricks on April 13, 1952, they had five children. He then married Virginia Snodgrass on November 26, 1969, they had two children. She passed away on May 30, 2008. Jerry worked for Dana Corp. in Marion, Indiana for 50 years before retiring. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Wabash and a life member of Boundry Line Church of Christ in LaFontaine. He was also a member of the Van Buren American Legion Post 368, VFW of Marion, and the National Rifle Association. 

Jerry is survived by three sons, Jay (Cindy) Shenefield of LaFontaine, Indiana, Alan (Marianne) Shenefield of Marion, Indiana, Ed (Michelle) Shenefield of Marion, Indiana; four daughters, Debra (Terry) Powell of Marion, Indiana, Denise (Charles) Enyeart of Wabash, Indiana, Dawn (Keith) Dennison of Wabash, Indiana, Donna (Ben) Slocum of Niles, Michigan; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Shenefield of LaFontaine, Indiana; one sister, Ann Miltenberger of Marion, Indiana; and special friend, Cindy Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son in law, Terry Powell, and one grandson, Daniel Gaylourd. 

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Home, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Pastor Josh Fennell officiating. Burial will follow at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery in LaFontaine, Indiana.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Home, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940.

Preferred memorials can be directed to the Church of Christ in Wabash or the Wabash County Animal Shelter in care of McDonald Funeral Homes. 

McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Jerry Shenefield's final arrangements.

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October 31, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LaFontaine Chapel
104 S. Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

Funeral Service
November 1, 2023

10:00 AM
LaFontaine Chapel
104 S. Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940


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