Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 10, 2012

Shawn Lynn Berkshire

Dec. 11, 1968 - Nov. 8, 2012


Kokomo — Shawn Lynn Berkshire, 43, Walton, passed away surrounded by the love of his life and his family at 5:28 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in his residence. He was born Dec. 11, 1968, in Logansport, the son of Charlie and Betty (Watts) Berkshire, who both survive.    

Shawn was a mental health technician at Community Howard Regional Health.

Shawn enjoyed antiques, remodeling, landscaping, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. Much of his younger years were spent growing up in the Royal Center community.

Other survivors include his life partner, Greg Tackwell, Walton; son, Andrew J. Berkshire and wife Christina, Kokomo; mother, Betty (Ancel) Laws, Kokomo; father, Charlie (Judy) Berkshire, Logansport; maternal grandmother, Erie Watts, Royal Center; three grandchildren, Chloe, Chevelle and Caelan Berkshire; and also several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Wilbur and Mary Berkshire; his maternal grandfather, James Watts; and two maternal aunts, Nettie Edwards and Fay Duddleston.

A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home & Crematory, Logansport, with Pastor Sharon Walker officiating. Shawn will be laid to rest in the Kistler Cemetery, near Royal Center. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gundrum Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the family. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.