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Shane Blankenship

February 2, 1970 ~ December 25, 2021 (age 51)


Shane Blankenship, age 51, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Amita Health Adventist Medical Center in LaGrange, Illinois.


Shane was born on February 2, 1970 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, to John and Dary (Erwin) Blankenship.  His father has passed away and mother is living in Nevada, Ohio.


He is survived by his 2 sisters, Yvonne (Jon) Craig of Knoxville, Tennessee, Willa (Bob) Norris of Vanceburg, Kentucky, and 2 brothers, Kelly (Tracy) Johnson of Kenton, Ohio, and Kevin Johnson of Tiffin.  Nephews, Dustin (Charm) Johnson, Doug (Sara) Johnson, Orey Wilson, Dakota Wilson, Isaac Hammond, and nieces, Desirae (Cory) Crabtree, Amelia (Brad) Newman, Sarah (Nate) Bundy, along with many cousins and friends.


He was preceded in death by his father John, paternal grandparents, Fred and Martha Blankenship, and maternal grandparents, Carl and Tressie Erwin.


Shane was a 1988 graduate of Wynford High School and Pioneer Technical School where he majored in business.


In his early years, Shane worked for the Village Restaurant in Upper Sandusky, then upon graduation, he worked in hotel management for many years.


Shane also did extensive travels in many states, including Alaska, and checked out many hotels along the way, and made many friends.


He will be remembered for his love of Christ and his willingness to share about Him with others.  He will be truly missed.


Funeral services for Shane Blankenship will be held at 1:00pm Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, with Rev. Eric Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery.


Visitations will be held on Friday, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.


Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.


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December 31, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Funeral Service
December 31, 2021

1:00 PM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

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