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DALTON THOMAS SHANK, 14, of Piqua passed away unexpectedly as a result of a fire Sunday, June 2, 2019 at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. He was born on June 21, 2004 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of Gregory (Tes) Shank of Marysville and Heidi (Dan) Caudill of Piqua.
Dalton is survived by siblings, Tristen Shank (Celeste Caldwell) of Piqua, Lillian Caudill of Minster Trey Shank and Elijah Parks both of Marysville, and Hunter and Ricky Shank of Lakeview; grandparents, Nancy Shank of Lakeview, Robert and Maribeth Bolcavage of Sidney, Magil Acres of Troy, and Rick and JoAnn (Fitzpatrick) Black of Livingston, MT; great-grandparents, Jim McGough, Caroline (Nana) Chatel, Joe Bright and Linda Thompson all of Sidney, and Robert and Marie Bolcavage of Archebold, PA; aunts and uncles, Lee (Abby) Shank of Jackson Center, Robert (Sandi) Bolcavage of Ansonia, Tom Black and Jason (Somer) Fitzpatrick both of Piqua, Allen (Deb Caudill of Pemberton, Tim Caudill of Sidney, Gine Caudill of Springfield, Marie (Shawn) Caudill-Taborn of Richmond, IN, Jamie Black of Cave Junction, OR, Billy Fitzpatrick and Eddie Fitzpatrick both of Livingston, MT, and Misty Brown-Bolcavage of Archebold, PA; cousins, Alexis, Brie, Corbin, Damien, Kaylee, Nevaeh, Waylon, Zoey Black, Jasmine Shank, Tyler Swinger, Tiffany Weber, Larin Bolcavage, Caitlin and Dustin (Chelsea) Caudill, Calvin and Zack Cunningham, Chaz Caudill, and Cody Hatherly.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Jerry Shank and Fred Caudill; great-grandparents, Donald L. Black, Ruby Black, Anabel Ingles-Black, Naomi McGough, Kenneth Chatel, Leonard and Eloise Siebeneck, and Wilbur and Linda Shank.
Dalton had just completed the 8th grade at Hardin-Houston Local Schools and was looking forward to becoming a freshman in the fall. He showed market rabbits with Scissors to Sheep 4-H Club and also enjoyed rifle shooting with Shelby County Shooting Sports. Dalton was able to love and enjoy both of these activities with his little brother Landin.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Beige Building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney, OH on Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. with Linda Dulin-Moore officiating. Family and friends may call from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Junior Fair in Dalton's memory. Condolences may be expressed to the Caudill family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com.