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Friday, August 09, 2013 12:20 AM

Aug. 12, 1950-Aug. 7, 2013


Randall B. Shinn, 62, of Gibsonburg, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He was born Aug. 12, 1950, in Fostoria, to Arnold B. and Alveta L. (Pullins) Shinn, who preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage to Brenda S. Parsons on Nov. 11, 2011, who survives.

Other survivors include a stepdaughter, Jennifer (Nate) Price of Fort Jennings; two brothers, Ronald Shinn of Maryland and Alan Shinn of Bluffton; four grandchildren, Austin, Izaac, Zach and Elisa; niece and nephews, Brandon and Jessica Shinn and A.J. Pommert; and a great-niece Gabriella Flick.

He retired from Toledo Correctional Institution after 30 years of service and then worked at Owens Community College.

He was a private pilot, skydiver, fire arms instructor and raced formula cars.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a 1968 graduate of Bluffton High School and he had attended Ohio University in Athens.

Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with President Michael Bissegger officiating. Burial will follow in Carmen Cemetery in Gomer.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to any children’s cancer fund.

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