ATWOOD -- Carl Wilson Shanks, 86, died Saturday (Nov. 15, 2003) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood.
He was born June 25, 1917, to Otto and Mary (Donn) Shanks on the homestead farm north of Colby. He attended Prairie Rose School through the eighth grade.
On Sept. 14, 1949, he married Jewel Simpson in St. Francis.
He was a mechanic and farmer. He retired in 1981, moving to Atwood where he resided until his death.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel; a daughter, Judy and husband, Jerry Thornburg of Alma; a son, Dan and wife, Dale Shanks of Oakley, Kan.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are today at Atwood Fairview Cemetery in Atwood with the Rev. Don White officiating. Interment will be in the Atwood Fairview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.