1942 - 2019

Philip Duane Shetler, 77, of Irwin, Ohio, went to be with Jesus, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in his home, surrounded by loved ones. 

He was born April 17, 1942, in Kalona, Iowa, the son of Jesse Ray and Anna (Hershberger) Shetler.

Philip was a member of the Lighthouse Mennonite Fellowship of Unionville Center. He worked as a treasurer for Rosedale Bible College for 10 years. He later retired after 28 years of service from Honeywell in Urbana. 

Philip volunteered as the director of International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) at Urbana University. He also volunteered with Country Closet Thrift Store and the Food Pantry in Plain City. He enjoyed sports, especially football and basketball, as well as collecting newspaper articles.

He is survived by his wife: Janet (Yoder) Shetler; daughters: Heidi (Charles) Kline, Letitia “Tisha” (Gene) Miller, Sonya (Jathan) Saltzman, and Janeen (Jacob) Hartman; brother: Dennis (Katie Ann) Shetler; sisters: Alta Yutzy, Mary Jane (Edwin) Miller, Clara Shetler, and Ruth Shetler; grandchildren: Clarissa (Ryan) Abbott, Philip (Abby) Kline, Cory Kline, Jeremy Kline, Austin Miller, Brady Miller, Cody Miller, Avery Saltzman, Maddie Saltzman, Ellie Saltzman, George Hartman, and Levi Hartman; sisters-in-law: Penny Shetler and Emma Shetler; brother-in-law: Vernon Miller; and 21 nephews and 15 nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: John Shetler, Albert Shetler, Ellis Shetler, Paul Shetler and Harley Shetler; sister, Lena Miller; and one niece.

A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in the Lighthouse Mennonite Fellowship Church, Plain City, Ohio. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Shiloh Mennonite Church, London, Ohio with Pastor Myron Mast. Burial was at Lighthouse Mennonite Fellowship Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be sent to International Friendships, Inc. P.O. Box 933319, Cleveland, Ohio 44193. (https://www.ifipartners.org/give#annualfund)  or Loving Care Hospice, 779 London Ave., Marysville, Ohio 43040.

Services are entrusted to Skillman, McDonald, and Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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