PRATT – Norman Baker Shank, 71, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at South Wind Hospice in Pratt.
He was born Jan. 27, 1939, to Glenn V. and Pearl Rosemond Baker Shank in Greensburg.
He married Pearl Pemberton Aug. 13, 1976 in Liberal. She survives.
He graduated from Greensburg High School in 1957 then attended Kansas University and Wichita State University for one year each.
He served in the Air Force Reserves.
He joined his parents in opening the Western Shop and later the Southwest Gun and Coin, both in Liberal.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Kiowa County Gun Club, both of Greensburg, the Pratt Rotary Club, the Amateur Trap Shooting Association and the Kansas Trap Shooters Association where he served as a director.
Other survivors include, two daughters, Paige, and husband, Dr. Matthew Rivard, Omaha, Neb, and Dr. Sondra May and husband Mitch, Aurora, Colo.; one brother, Dr. Robert Shank and wife, Debbie, Emporia; four grandchildren, Jordan and Jacob Rivard and Collin and Avery May; one uncle, Harry Shank and wife, Betty, Ness City; three nephews, Brian Shank and wife, Bettina, Neosho Rapids, Phillip Shank and wife, Naomi, Lowell, Ark., and Scott Shank and wife, Kim, Pensacola, Fla.; three cousins, Jim Zonker and wife, Suzette, Wichita, Phillip Zonker and wife, Shari, Wichita, and John Zonker and wife, Karen, Jacksonville, Fla.
o Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the First United Methodist Church in Greensburg with Pastor Terry Mayhew presiding.
Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Greensburg.
Friends my call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Larrison Mortuary in Pratt.
The family will fellowship with friends at the church following the committal service at the cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Kiowa County Gun Club, Pratt Humane Society, South Wind Hospice, Hospice Care of Kansas, the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army and the First United Methodist Church of Greensburg and may be sent in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, KS, 67054.