MORRISDALE — Dennis Shimel, 74, of Morrisdale, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Windy Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Home, Philipsburg.

Born on Oct. 25, 1944 in Philipsburg, he was the grandson of the late Velma “Dot” Williamson, and son of the late Harry Elden and Virginia Williamson Shimel.

On Aug. 28, 1976 in Philipsburg, he wed Susan M. Rougeux Shimel who survives at home.

Also surviving are his children, Paul E. Shimel and his wife April M. of Trout Run, and Denise M. Shimel of Tipton; a grandson, Brandon M. Cartwright; and great-grandson, Waylon James Cartwright; and Denny’s brother, Ronald Shimel of Philipsburg; and niece, Rhonda Shimel Trude of Forrest.

Mr. Shimel was a 1962 graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola High School. He had been employed by the former Shain Shop Bilt, Philipsburg for 43 years where he was the Union President for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 2539, Philipsburg. He was a life member of Reliance Fire Company, Philipsburg; West Branch Sportsman Club, Kylertown; NRA; a former member of Moshannon Run Camp, Black Moshannon; and an avid motorcyclist.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lanse, with the Rev. Vicki Beilfuss officiating.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow immediately at the church. He will be laid to rest at Grassflat-Lanse Lutheran Cemetery, Grassflat at a later time.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Reliance Fire Co., 315 N. Centre Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 or Morris Twp. Vol. Fire Co., 72 Glendale Ave., Morrisdale, PA 16858.

Strange & Weaver Funeral Service, Morrisdale, is in charge of the arrangements.

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