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Ervin W. Shattuck

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Ervin W. Shattuck, 57, of Alba, passed away, Thursday, August 27, 2020.

He was born July 10, 1963, the son of Darrell and Sharon (Pion) Shattuck, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Among his friends he was known at Wally or “Gator”. He was an animal lover and a friend that everyone could count on no matter what was needed.  Wally enjoyed spending his free time volunteering for a variety of charities like Wertz Warriors, American Legion, Forgotten Eagles and 22 to none.  When he was not keeping himself busy volunteering, he could be found riding his Harley Davidson with his wife, family and friends or supporting the local ABATE group. He had been employed at Anchor Lamina for 15 years. He also served in the Navy on the USS Whale in the Groton New London Base in Connecticut.

Ervin is survived by his wife Patricia (Markus); children Darrel (Catie) of Cadillac, Michigan, and Stephanie (Timothy) Petrovich of Livonia; grandchildren Kara, Kaylee, Jacquelynn, and Issabella; mother, Sharon; 3 aunts; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother George.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020, from the Otsego Veterans Hall, 124 Farmer St., Otsego, MI 49078 at 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 19, 2020, from the American Legion, 10283 M-186, Fife Lake, MI 49633 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 222none.org (a nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness and provide support to end veteran suicide).

Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

19 comments on “Ervin W. Shattuck”

  1. Deciderio Animal Soto

    RIP Wally, Meet in abate. He was a hell of a wonderful person. He will be missed. I’m glad to have known him and call him my friend. Ride Free, Wally, and Watch Over Us. A

    • Jody and I are very sorry for your loss. We are sending our condolences and prayers for you and your family. Wally was a great guy, a lot of fun to ride with, and a good friend. He will be missed by many.

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    • I met this fine man through my older brother, Dave, AKA Papa Smurf. Wally was a very genuine, caring and matter of fact man. This coming from someone who met him about three times, but I had immediate respect and admiration for him and that’s hard to get from me. I know his passing will affect many, as he was one of the good ones. God Bless him, his family and friends. One Vet to Another, I SALUTE You Sir!

      • Loved Wally. He was a huge influence on my life. It was he and Darryl that taught me how to shoot compound bow. “Alamo Archers’. We shared a lot of memories. Our families were Family. No other words can describe it. I will miss my friend. He was a huge man. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

        • Stephanie Petrovich

          Miss you daddy! You were the best father , husband, papa, Gator, and friend, you could ask for. Until we see each other again. Love, Stephy

          • You are pain free now, my friend. It was indeed a pleasure to have known, share rides, and membership with you in Forgotten Eagles, Chapter 6. You have touched many lives with your kindness and generosity. You shall be missed by all who have had the pleasure to have known you. Rest in everlasting peace, brother! My sincere condolences go out to the family at this most difficult time.

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          • Wayne & Vickie Godlien

            Sharon, we are so sorry to hear the sad news of Wally passing away, Fred and Betty Chapman informed us. We are blessed knowing that we got to meet your special son and his wife when they visited you in Texas. May the comfort from family and friends help you all through this most difficult time. We send our deepest condolences to you all.

            • Connie-Arlen Turner

              We are both shocked, and deeply saddened at the loss of Wally! May your family find peace in shared memories, and Wally-Ride High!

              • Patty, so sorry you had to lose your special man so early. Keep all of your special times in your heart, he will always be with you. One of the most unselfish, and giving people that we have known. We appreciate all of the help and friendship he shared with us. Iceman and Collett

                • Jackie Coon Wcisel

                  Patty and family,
                  So sorry to hear about Wally. May your memories give you peace and help you thru
                  the days ahead. RIP, Wally.

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