Steven Lee Shanks

December 9, 2022

Steven Lee Shanks, 75, of Carmel, Ind., passed away on December 9, 2022.  He was born December 31, 1946 in Frankfort, Ind. to William Carl & Opal Lucille (Younger) Shanks.  He married Sandra Zetterberg on November 7, 1971 and she survives.

Steve was a 1965 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He worked for Mohawk Hills Golf Club as a PGA Golf Professional for 35 years, retiring in October, 2014.  He was a member of the National Guard from 1965-1971.  Steve enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and golfing.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his eight granddaughters.

Visitation and Services

A private service will be held. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Steve asked for donations to be made to: Gifts of Grace Adoption Support Center, 656 N. 36th St., Lafayette, IN 47905.

Survived by:

Wife: Sandra Shanks of Carmel, Ind., 2 Daughters: Jefra Bounds of Westfield, Ind. and Carlee (Femi) Dawodu of Battle Ground, Ind., Sister: Jill Evans of W. Lafayette, Ind., 8 Grandchildren: Catherine Dawodu, Debjani Dawodu, Kinleigh Bounds, Keziah Dawodu, Elizabeth Dawodu, Eden Dawodu, Jubilee Dawodu and Aliyah Dawodu.

Preceded by:

his parents and a brother, Roger Shanks in 1978.


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41 Condolences for “Steven Lee Shanks”

  1. Suellen Corwin Myers December 12, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Dear Sandy,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Steve was in Frankfort High School with Chris. I fondly remember those days in Girl Scouts in Kirklin with Joyce and your mother.
    Suellen & Chris

    • Sandy Shanks December 14, 2022 at 8:18 am

      Thank You, Suellen. I have a lot of good memories of those days, too. We wish you and your family well. Sandy

  2. Bill Tankersley December 12, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Steve was 2 years behind me in school, but we grew up in the same neighborhood, only a block apart. Steve was a great kid and a good golfer. My condolences go out to his family. Bill Tankersley

    • Sandy Shanks December 14, 2022 at 8:27 am

      Thank you, Bill. Steve loved to talk about the old neighborhood and all of the great times he had playing with the neighbor kids and his cousins, the Stevens, who lived right across the street from him. Whenever we got together for family events there were usually some stories about the good ol’ days…playing kick the can, baseball, etc with the neighborhood kids. Thank you for remembering him. Sandy

  3. Susie Grove Plunkitt December 13, 2022 at 9:38 am

    So sorry for the loss of the Shanks Family. Susie

  4. Tim and Kathy McGreal December 13, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Rest In Peace Steve. We will miss you. Our condolences to the Shanks family. Remember when your putting Steve the Lord always has a mulligan.

    • Sandy Shanks December 14, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Thank you for your thoughts, Susie. Sandy, Jefra, Carlee and family

    • Sandy Shanks December 14, 2022 at 8:36 am

      Thank you, Steve thought the world of both of you. We have so many fun memories of the times at Mohawk. Thanks for being such good friends to him over all these years…and for all of the Christmas ornaments you made for our girls.
      Love, Sandy, Jefra & Carlee and family.

  5. Tina Brown December 13, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to Sandy, Jefra, Carlee and all the granddaughters. I’ve known Steve for over 40 yrs and he was truly adored by many. RIP Steve!
    Deepest sympathies from Mack, Michael and Tina Brown

    • Sandy Shanks December 14, 2022 at 8:40 am

      Thank you so much. Steve loved Mack like a brother. They were such good partners for all of those years at Mohawk. So happy that we were able to make it out to California last year to see Mack and Michael and their golf course. We made such good memories with them on that trip. Thank you all for being like family to us for 43 years! We love you!

  6. Bob Ferguson December 13, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Sandy, we are shocked and heartbroken to hear about losing Steve. Steve was my best friend from high school and to this very day. I know you will be totally lost without him. Susie and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Your old friends,
    Bob & Susie Ferguson

    • Sandy Shanks December 14, 2022 at 8:48 am

      Bob & Susie, Thank you so much. Steve thought the world of you and whenever he talked about you he always called you ‘Fergie’. I’m so glad we were able to get to see you for your 50th wedding anniversary celebration. He loved seeing you both and the time we spent with you later, at your home, was so nice. Thank you for being his life long buddy and great friend. Sandy

  7. Steven Barnes December 13, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Sandy, Diana and I sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Many good memories of you and Steve in years past.

    • Sandy Shanks December 14, 2022 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Steve, We will all miss him so much. I hope that you and your family are doing well. Sandy

  8. April Tegarden December 13, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    Sending prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss Carlee.

    The Tegarden family

    • Sandy Shanks December 17, 2022 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate them very much. The Shanks family

  9. Patty December 13, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Sandy and family, Thinking of you.
    So very sorry.
    Much love and Prayers
    Patty & Evelyn

    • Sandy Shanks December 17, 2022 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you for thinking of us, Patty. We appreciate your love and prayers and are hoping that you and your mother are doing well.

  10. Lorrie Dorsey December 14, 2022 at 11:19 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will be praying for your peace and comfort.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Lorrie Dorsey

    • Sandy Shanks December 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers Lorrie. We appreciate them so much! Hope you and your family are doing well. Sandy and family.

  11. Rhonda perez December 14, 2022 at 11:28 am

    This is so sad to see, I loved him so much and Tony thought the world of him. He will be missed by our family. My heart goes out to his family and Aunt Sandy.

    • Sandy Shanks December 17, 2022 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts and love, Rhonda. Your uncle Steve loved you and Tony too. You guys could always make him smile.
      We will all miss him. Love, Aunt Sandy, JD, Carlee and our family.

  12. Connie Stevens King December 14, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    Sandy and family; Was so sorry to read about Steve. He was a good friend for so many years. Sandy if you or any of the family need anything let me know. Sending prayers and love.

    • sandy shanks December 20, 2022 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, Connie. We will all miss him very much. Sandy, Jefra & Carlee

  13. Shirley Ridenour December 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Sandy, so hear about Steve. May you find peace knowing we love you and send prayers and hugs.

  14. Wade Zetterberg December 15, 2022 at 10:17 am

    I have fond memories of visiting Uncle Steve & Aunt Bugsy as a child. He was a good man and will be missed. Our deepest condolences.
    Wade, Heather, Drew, & Jack Zetterberg

    • sandy shanks December 20, 2022 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you for your condolences, Wade. We will all miss him very much. Aunt Sandy, Jefra & Carlee

  15. Teresa Cronkhite December 17, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Sandy Jill and family:
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, brother, father, grandfather – a good honest man.

  16. Joni Kluth December 17, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about cousin Steve. I shared with mom and she said to send her condolences. She had such fond memories. We are praying for all of you during this difficult time.

    • Sandy Shanks December 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts and concern, Wade. We will all miss him very much. Aunt Sandy

    • sandy shanks December 20, 2022 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, Joni. We will all miss him very much. Sandy, Jefra & Carlee and family

  17. Peggy Green December 18, 2022 at 1:02 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God provide peace and comfort in your time of grief. All my love to you and yours always

    • sandy shanks December 20, 2022 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, Peggy. We will all miss him very much. Sandy, Jefra & Carlee

  18. Susan Dobbs December 21, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Sandy and Jefra,
    My heart aches for you and your family. May God hold you close and may you feel the love and prayers from those who love you.

    God bless,
    Susan Dobbs

  19. Emma StDennis December 21, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Dear Sandy, Jill, Jefra, Carlee and families,

    Our dear cousin Steve will be missed by so many friends and family. Please know we are sending love and prayers to you. Cousin Em

  20. Kim Kercheval December 21, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Dearest Sandy, Jefra and Carlee, I am heartbroken for your loss of Steve. What a wonderful husband, father and grandfather he was. All his “girls” were so lucky to have a zillion fun trips, adventures and memories to cherish of him. He will live in the hearts of so many for years to come. Thinking of you all this Christmas season and sending love. Kim Kercheval & Katie & Kara

  21. Sally Lewis December 21, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    My family and I are so very sorry for your loss. I remember all the great times we had at your house. Your Dad was a great man and loved seeing him at the golf course.

  22. Scott Steger December 22, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Sorry to hear this news… I knew Steve from PGA section services and his affiliation with Mohawk. I also had the pleasure of coaching one of his granddaughters during her time spent on the Westfield Middle School golf team. Always generous with his time and wisdom, Steve Shanks was a good golf professional and a better person! Condolences and prayers are sent from my family to all of Steve’s family and friends. RIP Steven Shanks

  23. Mitchell Miskol December 26, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    It is with the most sincere condolences on the notification of Steve’s Sanchez passing. I knew Steve from 1975 and I work for him for 20 years he was a great boss and a great friend we used to go out on a weekly basis to eat with Sandy himself and my wife I will miss him dearly.

  24. Erin McDonald January 2, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Dear Sandy,

    It was such a privilege getting to know Steve over the last 5 years. He had the best smile and was always so bright and positive. I always looked forward to seeing him, and every visit with him brought me joy and made me feel good about practicing medicine. I will miss seeing him greatly. I wish you much peace during this difficult time.

    With love,

    Erin McDonald

  25. Diana Gallichan Barnes March 11, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Sandy we were shocked to hear this. Have always had a special place in our hearts for you and Steve. Would love to visit with you but we don’t get to Indy but once or twice a year. My phone is 4797190965 and would love to talk with you. We no longer have a home phone, just cells. We are thinking of you and praying for you and the girls.

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