Wilmer Joseph Shockling
Wilmer J. Shockling
Wilmer J. Shockling, age 84, of Louisville, devoted
husband, father and grandfather, passed away Wed-
nesday, March 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Care Center
following an extended illness. Wilmer was born Dec-
ember 31, 1920 in Louisville to the late John and
Laura (Heppner) Shockling. He was a proud veteran
of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps.
Wilmer was a former meat cutter for Thomas'
and Lemmon's Markets. Wilmer retired from the
Timken Company following over twenty-five years
of service. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards,
socializing with people and spending time outdoors.
He was an avid Indians and Notre Dame fan. Wilmer
was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St.
Louis Catholic Church in Louisville.
Wilmer is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary J.
(Grosschmidt) Shockling; a daughter and son-in-law,
Joan and Jeff Shook of Dover; two sons and daughters-
in-law, Kenneth and Nancy Shockling of Canton and
Paul and Jeanne Shockling of Stow; a sister and
brother-in-law, Eileen and Joseph Fernandez of
Louisville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and
Marcella Shockling of Louisville; and two grand-
children, Ryan and Andrew Shockling. He is preceded
in death by a grandson, Matthew.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Mon-
day at 9:30 a.m. in St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev
Fr. Howard Ziemba officiating. Interment will follow in
the parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home
in Louisville, where Knights of Columbus services will
be held at 1:15 p.m.
Mary J. Grosschmidt
Mary J. (Grosschmidt) Shockling, age 81 of Louisville,
devoted wife, mother and grandma, passed away Sunday,
July 24, 2005 in St. Joseph Care Center following an extended
illness. Mary was born July 18, 1924 in Canton, to the late
Andrew and Veronica (Krebes) Grosschmidt.
She worked at Diebold before she raised her family. Mary
was a volunteer at St. Joseph Care Center for nearly 30 years,
helping residents play bingo, cards and other activities. She
was a member of St. Louis Parish and St. Ann’s Altar and
Rosary Society. Mary enjoyed volunteering, gardening, cross-
stitching and crocheting.
Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in- law, Joan
and Jeff Shook of Dover; two sons and daughters- in- law,
Kenneth and Nancy Shockling of Canton, and Paul and
Jeanne Shockling of Stow; two sisters, Wilma Baus of North
Canton and Veronica Dellaripa of Arizona; and two grand-
children, Ryan and Andrew Shockling.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years,
Wilmer, who passed away March 16, 2005; two sisters,
Lena Brendel and Emma Kelp; three brothers, Frank,
Joseph and Edward Grosschmidt and a grandson,
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wed-
nesday at 10:00 am in St. Louis Catholic Church with
Msgr. Ken Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the
parish cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening
from 5-8 pm at the Paquelet- Falk Funeral Home in
Louisville. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Activities Department at St. Joseph Care Center.
Robert John Shockling
Robert was an attorney in Stark County, Ohio. One of his hobbies was genealogy.
Obituary of Robert J. Shockling, from the Canton Repsoitory Apr 13, 2006
Robert J. “Bob” Shockling, age 83, of Louisville, was
lovingly accepted into the hands of the Lord on April 12,
2006, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by
his family at Aultman Hospital.
Bob was a devoted husband to Marcella Shockling
to whom he would have celebrated his 60th wedding
anniversary in October of this year. He was a loving
father to his daughters, Karen (Jerry) Metzger and Alice
(Alan) Plastow of Louisville and Theresa Shockling of
Bordentown, NJ. He was a devoted grandfather to
Thomas Downerd, Colleen Downerd, Alexis Plastow
and Nikki Plastow of Louisville and Rob Metzger of
He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura and
John Shockling of Louisville and his brother, Wilmer
Shockling. He is survived by his sister, Eileen Fernandez
of Louisville. Bob was a graduate of Ohio State Law School,
admitted to the bar in 1949, practiced law in Canton and
Louisville, and was the former city law director for Louisville.
He was the recipient of an Award of Merit from the “Wilted
Onion” Club of the Stark County Bar Association (a humorous
award for lawyers practicing for over 50 years).
Bob was a devout Catholic and member of St. Louis Parish
where he served as an usher for many years. He was an Army
veteran of World War II, active for years in the Knights of Colum-
bus and formerly on the board of St. Joseph Care Center. Bob
strongly believed in private service to others in need. He
attended Mass daily, loved to talk with his friends of whom he
had many, play cards and golf when he was able, and work in
his garden. His greatest joy was God, his friends, and his family,
particularly his grandchildren.
Due to Holy Week restrictions, a private family service will be
conducted Friday, April 14, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Paquelet-Falk
Funeral Home with Msgr. Ken Miller officiating. Interment will
follow in the parish cemetery. A memorial Mass will be held at St.
Louis Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Louisville Paramedics, with checks
made out to the Louisville City Fire Department, 215 South Mill
Street, Louisville, OH 44641, in recognition of their outstanding
service to the family, or to St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 North
Chapel Street, Louisville, OH 44641.
Bob’s family would like to sincerely thank everyone who loved
and cared for him and for the courtesies shown to them after his
passing. They particularly wish to thank the staff at Aultman 5
South for the wonderful care offered during his hospitalization.
Patricia Ann Shockling
Patricia A. (Shockling) Brown, age 48, of Louisville, loving wife, daughter, and sister passed away Friday, March 15, 2002 in Mercy Medical Center following an eight year battle with cancer. Patty was born March 15, 1953 in Canton. She was a Unit Assistant at Mercy Medical Center for 22 years and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.
Patty leaves behind her husband, Kenneth M. Brown; her parents, William and Dena (Marulli) Shockling; a sister, Barbara Shockling of Louisville; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Thomas Shockling of Canton, and Joe and Evie Shockling of Kissimmee, FL; a stepson, Kenneth M. Brown, Jr. of Canton; four step-grandchildren, crystal, Kara, Nathan, and Jeremy Brown, and two nieces, Shannon and April Shockling.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville with Msgr. Ken Miller officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Friends called Tuesday evening 6 - 9 at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Oscar W. Metzger Jr.
Although Oscar and his father do not share the same middle name, several documetns (census, obituaries) refer to them as Sr. and Jr.
Charles F. Metzger
Charles F. Metzger, 51, of 8325 Paris ave NE,
Louisville, passed away Tuesday evening January 20
 of an unexpected illness. A life resident of the
Louisville area, he was a World War II veteran and a
member of Sacred Heart of Mary Church of Harrisburg.
He was an employee and warehouse manager of the
Livingston Furniture Co. of Canton for 35 years.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline; two daughters,
Judy and Susie, both of the home; three sons, Paul, Jerry,
and John, all of the home; his father, Oscar Metzger, nine
brothers, Paul A., Richard, Walter, James and Harold, all
of Louisville, Robert and Joseph of Alliance, Thomas and
Oscar, both of Canton; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Snyder
of North Canton and Mrs. Bernice Martin of Canton.
Services were held Friday in Sacred Heart Church
with interment in the church cemetery. Paquelet Funeral
Home of Louisville was in charge of the arrangements.
Pauline Helen Metzger, beloved mother and grandmother,
passed away peacefully Monday, April 18, 2005, at her home
at the age of 83. Pauline was born May 18, 1921, in Harrisburg,
where she had lived all her life, to the late Curtis and Louise
(Frank) Schillig. She was a devoted member of Sacred Heart
of Mary Catholic Church and was a housekeeper at the rectory
for many years. Pauline belonged to the SHM Senior Citizens,
Altar and Rosary Society and the St. Theresa Mission Club. She
loved to quilt, garden, cook and can food. Pauline especially
enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends.
Pauline is survived by her children, Paul, Judy and Sue of the
home, Jerry (Karen) of Louisville and John (Janet) of Canton;
grandchildren, Rob, Stephanie and Natalie Metzger; brothers,
Vincent, Lawrence, Joseph and Francis, all of Louisville, Leo
and Martin of Alliance, and Edward of North Canton; a sister,
Edith Rohr of Massillon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Metzger
who passed away January 20, 1970; and two brothers, Her-
man and Albert.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10
a.m. in Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Fr.
Raymond Paul officiating. Interment will follow in the parish
cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening, 4-8 p.m. at the
Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made in Pauline’s memory to Sacred Heart of
Mary Catholic Church or The American Cancer Society.
James W. Metzger
James W. Metzger, age 75 of North Canton, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Thursday March 7, 2002 in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Jim was born January 3, 1927 in Massillon to the late Oscar and Blanche (Snider) Metzger. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in North Canton and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Jim was an Army veteran of WWII. He was retired from Sacred Heart of Mary following forty-three years of service and a former school bus driver for the Louisville School District.
Jim leaves behind his wife of forty-nine years, Rita (Hoover) whom he married January 3, 1953; six daughters and four sons-in-law, Joan Houck of North Canton, Jean and George Swaney of East Canton, Jane and Dewey Wise of Canton, Janet and Kenton Wells of Canton, Karen Metzger of East Canton and Linda and Duane Porter of East Canton; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ed and Debbie Metzger of Louisville, Dale and Ruth Metzger of Marlboro, Alan Metzger of Cortland and Russ and Debbie Metzger of East Canton; six brothers and eight sisters-in-law, Richard and Shirley Metzger, Robert and Donna Metzger, Joe and Judy Metzger, Walter and Patty Metzger, Oscar and Gerry Metzger, Harold and Frank Metzger, Pauline Metzger and Kate Metzger; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beatrice and Ray Martin and Alice and Albert Snyder, fifteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Thomas, and Paul Metzger.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday March 11 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in North Canton with Rev. Joseph S. Rudjak officiating. Interment was in Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery in Harrisburg. Friends called Sunday evening from 5-9 p.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.