Alvin Earl Shinkle
Born: 4/9/1948, Anderson, Indiana
Al was born April 9, 1948 in Anderson, Indiana to Earl Alvin and Crystal Maybell Whetzel Shinkle. He grew up in the area and after graduating from high school served in the military during the Vietnam War. On November 20, 1975 Al married Leann Warner in Las Vegas, Nevada. They later moved to Moab where Al worked as a cook until his retirement.
Al had a great love for cooking and fishing but his greatest love was his family and spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife Leann, a daughter Marlee Giron, a son Carey Shinkle, and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son Randy. Al was more than just a father, and grandfather, he was our best friend, and our rock. He was honest, hardworking and a great role model. Al was one of a kind and we will miss him so much.
At Alís request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Tributes:Dear LeAnn and family, My heartfelt sympathy to you at this difficult time. I always remember how he loved rhubarb pie! I am sure it is a hard time for you, and to not be able to have any services, etc. Please let me know what I can do for you. I love and appreciate our friendship over the years.
- Mary Jane CozzensWe will miss you so much, but will always remember the fun times we have had together my friend. Al, thank you so much for allowing us to be part of you and Leann's lives. Our hearts go out to Leann and the entire Shinkle family. Al was truly a one of a kind man and his excitement and joyous laughter will never be forgotten. There are never words that can adequately convey our sorrow for your loss, we wish you all the strength and offer love and friendship at this sad time. Rest in Peace, our Friend. Until we all meet again.
- Rod Rothstein & familyLeAnn we were so sorry to see the loss of your husband in the paper yesterday Ive known you for along time since you worked at the store and I know you had a good life together with your children and grandchildren we just want to express our sympathy and condolences to you and all your family
- SheraLee and Mitchell
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