Joseph O. Shinevar
Joe, age 96, loving father, grandfather and uncle passed away Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the Horizon’s in Standish, Michigan with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 1, 1927, in Pinconning, Michigan to the late Walter & Agnes (LaRush) Shinevar. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, he was a World War II vet. Upon returning stateside Joe went to Johnnies Restaurant to see his sister while she was working, this is where Arleen laid her eyes on him, and asked Theresa, Joe’s sister, how come she aways gets the good-looking ones? Turns out Arleen and Joseph met and fell in love, they married on November 1, 1947, in Bay City, Michigan, celebrating 62 years before her passing in 2009. Joseph was a lifetime crop farmer, he retired from Dow Corning as a welder and pipefitter after 32 years of employment. He was a member of the American Legion Post 104 and the Knights of Columbus; he was extremely proud of his 100% French Heritage. He and his wife enjoyed spending time at the family property on Sage Lake and Higgins Lake, they enjoyed square dancing, playing cards and making homemade soups and generously giving quarts away to numerous individuals. He enjoyed walking over to Richardson Chevrolet everyday just to check out the vehicles and motors. In Florida Joe built Dulcimers as a hobby. He was a big Detroit Tigers fan, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughters; Colleen Luptowski, Sandra (Tom Berry) Marron, and Christine (Robert) Shepard, 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Arleen, a son Joseph Shinevar, a daughter Diane Gallandt, two sons-in-law Ben Luptowski and Gene Marron and his siblings Norman, Alfreida, Theresa, Evelyn, Gladys, and Cecelia.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home at 7 pm with Deacon Gary Patelski presiding. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 pm until time of service. A Private Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the Horizon’s and their staff for the compassionate care given to their father.