Obituary Notice: Raymond C. “Frog” Shimmel

Raymond C. “Frog” Shimmel, 84, of Bigler and formerly of West Decatur died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Windy Hill Village, P.S.L. in Philipsburg.

He was the son of the late Morris “Tuck” and Iola (Knepp) Shimmel born May 1, 1928 in Boggs Township.

He was married to A. Maxine (Smeal) Stevens Shimmel on April 5, 2003; she survives him at home.  His first wife was Lois A. (Richner) Shimmel, who he married Aug. 27, 1948; she preceded him in death June 2, 2002.

Mr. Shimmel belonged to the Ohio United Methodist Church, (Morgan Run) Osceola Mills. He was a retired Sheet Metal Worker for Tafco in Hyde.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Mitchel R. Shimmel and a daughter, Cindy M. Socie.

Along with his wife, Mr. Shimmel is survived by two daughters, Patty Croft and her husband, Larry and Brenda Hampton and her husband, Roy, all of West Decatur; a son, Kevin L. Shimmel and his wife, Traci of State College; and a step-son, Richard Stevens Jr. and his wife, Mary Jayne of Johnson City, TN.

Also surviving are three sisters, Gail Shimmel of Osceola Mills and Lois Jones and Diane Twist and her husband, William, all of Philipsburg; a brother, William Shimmel and his wife, Sandy of Clearfield; five grandchildren, Tia Wisor, Jason Socie, Lyndsay Westwood, Brittany Humes and Belinda Croft; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ohio United Methodist Church, (Morgan Run) Osceola Mills, with Pastor Donald Smith and Pastor Kathy Leigey officiating.  Burial will be at Baughman Cemetery, (Sanborn) Rural Houtzdale.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday at the Heath Funeral Home in Osceola Mills and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio United Methodist Church, 2578 Ashland Rd., Osceola Mills, PA or the Bigler United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 416, Bigler, PA 16825.

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