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Clifford Stanley Shanoski, 64, of Traverse City, was taken home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Munson Hospice House while surrounded by his loving family. He was born Monday, April 27, 1953 to Alexander and Helen (Morawski) Shanoski in Detroit.
He grew up in Harper Woods and attended Bishop Gallagher High School, where he played football as a linebacker. Upon graduation from high school he attended Central Michigan University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree.
Clifford owned the SAIF Insurance Company in Kingsley for 17 years.
Clifford was an outdoorsman and found his passion in hunting, skiing and boating. He was a gifted guitarist and enjoyed singing and whistling. A talented dancer, he was a three-time member of SwingShift with the Stars, having won the competition once.
Clifford was a loving husband, father, brother and son.
He is survived by his wife, Paula (Mori) Shanoski, of Ontario, Canada; daughters, Ellen Shanoski, of Traverse City, Renee (Seth) Harris, of Traverse City, and Nicole (Landon) Meggison, of Traverse City; mother, Helen Shanoski; sister, Linda (Steve) Shivinsky; brothers, Rick (Mary) Shanoski and Robert Shanoski; and granddaughter, Joslyn Shanoski.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alexander Shanoski.
The family is holding a celebration of life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at The Kensington Church, formerly called Baypoint.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy may direct contributions to Big Life Ministries, PO Box 110431, Naples, FL 34108; or City Church, 1775 S. Garfield Ave., Traverse City, MI 49685.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Clifford with his family by way of his online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on August 6, 2017
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