Walter “Pat” Shiveler

(Jan 24, 1923 to Nov 20, 2008)

Walter “Pat” ShivelerrnrnrnSix days a week he and his Logan Twp. farm were one and the same. On the seventh he worshipped and rested at his Lake Garrison retreat. His only time out of the area was during WWII when he served in the Army(Americal Division) and was present at the surrender of Japan. Even his pastimes kept him connected to the land: he loved to dance, call and teach square-dancing and was never happier than when he had a shotgun in his hand the first full week of December.rnPat gave his time to his community: he served on the Logan Twp. Board of Education as well as the Planning Board. He was active in the Swedesboro Grange #5, the Gloucester County Pomona Grange #8, the N J State Grange (Deputy Emeritus for 26 years), the National Grange and the Repaupo United Methodist Church where he served as Treasurer for 40 years. He was a member of the Gloucester County Board of Agriculture (past treasurer), N.J. Farm Bureau, stockholder in the Swedesboro Auction and a proud member of the N.J. Agricultural Society. He was a member of the Gibbstown VFW post #5579 and the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club for 50 years.rnPat passed away Nov. 20 and is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary (nee Nothdurft); his son, Glenn, of Tulsa, OK; his daughter, Carol Ewald (Michael) of Woodstown; granddaughters: Abby, Samantha, and Vicki and step grandchildren: Lauren and Jonathan Ewald. He is also survived by his brother, Russell (Mary), and sisters: Francis Stewart, Helen Linnekin, Ruth Shiveler, and Marie Young (Ed). He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Lillian Leap Shiveler and brothers: Lewis, Norman, Earl, Archer, and George.rnCome celebrate 85 farm centered years Monday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 400 Swedesboro Road, Gibbstown, NJ 08027 where there will be a service at noon. Interment private in Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery. Contributions to the N.J. Museum of Agriculture, P.O. Box 7788, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, Repaupo United Methodist Church, c/o Mable Gaventa, 192 Repaupo Station Rd., Repaupo, NJ 08085 or Christ Presbyterian Church will be appreciated. Leave us a memory about Pat at lifecelebrationstudio.com.rn

6 thoughts on “Walter “Pat” Shiveler

  1. Jeffrey Shiveler

    I always knew Great Uncle Pat as a very kind and generous man. The times we talked he always had so many interesting life stories to be told. rn Our hearts are filled with sympathy and love for you Mary, and with your family. He will be missed.rn rn Jeff and Sara Shiveler (Fort Wayne, IN)

  2. Martha Nealer

    These words and pictures are a beautiful tribute to Mr. Shiveler. They illustrate his love of the land and what was important in his life – God, family and country. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Martha

  3. ann dorsett

    Hello Mary,rnrnI am so sorry to have missed the announcement until today. rnrnI remember how kindly Pat invited me to ride with him to meetings and caucus. How much time he devoted to the county board of agriculture, grange and other community service. rnrnGreat stories, generous advice. I’ll miss him.rnrnI am sorry …ann dorsett

  4. Helen Peyreferry

    I am very sorry to hear of Walt’s passing~~I had not seen him much last Summer as Ray is fighting cancer and we were not at the Lake that often. I always will remember him for his generousity in sharing his “bounty” of tomaoes with us !you both were very special to many of us and I will remember both of you in my prayers.

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