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Obituary for Andrew "Peanuts" Shimmel

Andrew “Peanuts” Shimmel, 92, of Homer City, died Tuesday, November 8, 2022, with family by his side.
Born on April 2, 1930, in Tide, he was a son of the late John Shimmel and Mary (Russell) Shimmel.

A coal miner for many years, Andrew proudly stated he was the “shuttle car driver” at the mines. He was
a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lucernemines.

He was a hunter and a fisherman who loved the outdoors. He rooted for the Steelers and Penguins, but
it was the Penguins who held the top spot as his favorite team. He also enjoyed gardening, canning,
playing bingo, watching tv westerns and playing scratch-off tickets.

Andrew was a member of the Red Barn Sportsmens Club, and was a social member of the Homer City
American Legion. He was also a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America.

He will be remembered by those who knew him as having been a kind and gentle man.

He is survived by his brothers: Frank Shimmel, Streetsboro, OH and William Shimmel, Homer City. He is
also remembered by his caregivers who consisted of his nieces and nephew and a very close friend:
Tony and Florence Prato; Mary Shimmel; (friend) Darlene “Bean” Andrie. In addition to those just
named, Andrew is survived by John and Sandi Shimmel and many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother George Shimmel and sister-in-law,
Catherine Shimmel.

A visitation will begin Friday morning, November 11 th at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in
Lucernemines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM with Father John Pavlik, celebrant.
Entombment will follow at the St. Bernard Cemetery Mausoleum in Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Sisters of St. Joseph, 1020 State St., Baden, PA
15005, or to VNA/Family Hospice of Indiana County, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701.

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