John M. Shappell

  • Died: August 10, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


John M. Shappell, 85, of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He was born to the late Fred and Vivian (Myers) Shappell on April 19, 1934 in Cheboygan, MI. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1952 and Fort Wayne Business College in 1954. John retired in 1999 from Georgia Pacific Lumber Company. He was a member of Hamilton United Methodist Church and Parrish United Methodist Church. He enjoyed singing in Fort Wayne Barber Shoppers Quartet, fishing and playing cards.
John is survived by his wife of 8 years, Linda Wellbaum Shappell; children, Debby (Dave) Lee, Judy (Mike) Weaver, Dave (Billie) Shappell, Donna Shappell, Teri (Sam) Green, Lisa (Kenny) Miller, Phillip Shappell, Kathy (Tom) Klaffke, Joel (Pamela) Shappell, and Stephanie Katich; 34 grandkids; 23 great-grandkids; siblings, Ronnie (Phyllis) Shappell, Neil (Helen) Shappell, Susie Boyle, Evelyn Shappell, and Phyllis (Darrell) Wells; brother-in-law, Ed Lawrence; and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by first wife, Mary Sue Cler; daughter, Jo Ellen Shappell; siblings, Jerry (Sharon) Shappell, Paul Shappell, Sally Lawrence, Charles Shappell, and Steven Shappell.
Funeral service will be Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls (8325 Covington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804) with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the funeral home from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at Covington Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Services of NE Indiana.