Kevin J. Shoemaker, 54, South Whitley, died unexpectedly at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, where he was admitted on Friday.
Born Sept. 28, 1966, at Whitley County Memorial Hospital, Columbia City, he was a son of the late Jay Dee and Kay Lynn Hamman Shoemaker.
On Jan. 1, 1996, he married Debra Eberly.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debra; children: Ryan (Britany Schmollinger) Harris, of Columbia City; Renee (Joseph) Grant, Rob Harris, and Kristofer (Brittany) Shoemaker, all of South Whitley; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Kip (Patricia) Shoemaker, of Laketon; his stepfather Harry (the late Kay) Kyler, of Florida; aunt, Janet Woodruff; and his brothers and sisters of the Cleveland Twp. Fire Department.
Smith & Sons Miller Chapel is in charge of arrangements.