PAULDING – Ralph Denis Shaner, age 74, passed away Wednesday, July 22.? He was born in Paulding, son of the late Ralph F. and Lenore (Smith) Shaner. On Jan. 13, 1970 he married Paulette (Osborne) who passed away on July 10, 2020.

He was a US Army veteran and previously employed by Dana Weatherhead for 37 ½ years. He was a member of Paulding VFW Post #587, Paulding Eagles #2405, and UAW.

He is survived by his sons, Erik (Talitha) Shaner, Greenville, S.C., and Thomas Shaner, Paulding; grandchildren: Cassy (Brandon) Ruffing, D.J. Shaner, Logan Shaner, Alex Shaner, Skylee Shaner, Ciarra Shaner, and Corra Nowak; great-grandchildren: Blade, Starlette, and Liam Ruffing; and a sister, Pam (Kevin) Bauer, Paulding.

He is also preceded in death by a grandson, Paiden Shaner; brother, Paul Nartker, and sisters, Phyllis Hoffman and Judy Donnett.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, July 27 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Blue Creek Cemetery, Haviland with military graveside services accorded by VFW Post #587.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of services on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to VFW Post #587.

Friends are encouraged to share fond memories at ww.denherderfh.com