Waltraude F. “Val” Shull, 92 years young, passed away at home on Monday, April 26, 2021. She was born August 7, 1928 in Bremerhaven, Germany to Peter and Frieda Zwirlein. After WWII, in July of 1942, she married Henry E. Shull, whom she met while he was stationed in Germany. Waltraude came to the United States in 1958 and was employed at Essex Wire in Ligonier for 27 years and later retiring from Dexter Axle in Albion in 1996. Val was a member of Albion Trinity United Methodist, where she enjoyed crocheting baby blankets with the Martha Circle. She also enjoyed playing cards with the ladies at the Youth Center and tending to her yard and flowers.
Son, Henry P. Shull of Kendallville.
Son, Steve and Kim Shull both of Kendallville.
Waltraude also leaves behind five grandchildren: Chandra and Pat Haney of Noblesville, Indiana; Krystal Shull of New York City, New York; Joseph and Alisha Shull of Grovestown, Georgia; Anthony and Alison Shull of Carmel, Indiana and Matthew Shull of Kendallville. Seven great grandchildren.
Brother, Erich and Helga Zwirlein of Bremerhaven Germany.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, who passed away in March 1997, a daughter-in-law Sandra Shull and four sisters.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 30, at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor Bret Frymier officiating. Face masks are recommended but not required.
Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville following the services.
Active pallbearers will be Joseph, Anthony, and Matt Shull and Pat, Aidan, and Reed Haney. Honorary pallbearers will be Zayn and Eleanor Shull and Rheagan, Adeline, and Royce Haney.
Memorial donations may be made to Albion Trinity United Methodist.
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