Lee Edmond Shunk | Beaufort County Now | Mr. Lee Edmond Shunk, Sr., age 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Tuesday October 5, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.

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    Mr. Lee Edmond Shunk, Sr., age 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Tuesday October 5, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.

    A memorial mass will be held 5:00 p.m. Thursday October 7, 2021 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Washington officiated by Father Michael Scheutz. A funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m. October 19, 2021 at the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, MI officiated by Father Steve Mattson. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lansing.

    The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Lee Ann, located at 403 College Avenue, Washington, on Thursday October 7, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and also on Friday October 8, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Mr. Shunk was born in Lansing, MI on August 2, 1937, son of the late Francis Tafel and the late Alice Belle Rodgers Tafel. He was a 1956 graduate of Lansing Eastern High School and continued his education earning his associates degree in Journeyman Dye Sinker. On September 23, 1961 he married the former Jo Ann Kolonich who preceded him in death on October 23, 1997. He served his country in the U.S. Navy having served on the USS Leyte and USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. His working career consisted of thirty plus years with Lindell Drop Forge in Lansing as a Journeyman Dye Sinker and retired from Federal Forge also in Lansing. He was a member of 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Msgr, John A. Gabriel's Council # 11099 at the Church of the Resurrection, Catholic War Veterans, and was president of Leslie Jaycees. He was registered with Boy Scouts of America as a youth and adult leader with the Chief Okemos Council and was an Arrowman with the Order of the Arrow. He served on the national committee for handicapped scouting, laying the groundwork for BSA to become the all-inclusive organization that it is today. Locally he was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church.

    Survivors include his daughter: Lee Ann Marie DelMonte (Michael) of Washington; sisters: Ruth Henderson (Robert) of Big Rapids, MI, and Linda McCoy (Roger) of St. Johns, MI; grandchildren: Joshua Schlicker (Morgan) of Howell, MI, Joseph Davenport (Margaret) of Lansing, MI, Thomas McKeel of Cullowhee, NC, and Gina Marie DelMonte of Washington; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Shunk was predeceased by his parents, wife, son: Lee Edmond Shunk, Jr. and brother: Fredrick Tafel.

    In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to BSA Troop 1847, at the First United Methodist Church, for the Scouting Assistance Fund, 304 West 2nd Street, Washington, NC 27889.

    Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

    Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mr. Shunk's family.
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