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Mikel Scott Vanshrauss

Mikel Scott Vanshrauss
  • February 26, 1953 - September 8, 2016
  • Vernon, Connecticut

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Mikel Scott Vanshrauss, 63, of Vernon, CT, died on September 8, 2016. He was born February 26, 1953 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and he was a man of many talents. Mike was especially captivated by history and current events and could talk on a variety of subjects. When he sat down with a guitar or at the piano, he could play anything requested. He played "by ear," and we all enjoyed singing together, particularly at Christmas. His repertoire of hymns was unending. He also amazed us with his biblical knowledge, and his unique blessing was to uplift everyone who talked with him. His talent in fine arts was truly outstanding. His photo-realistic pen and ink artwork was precise and detailed. He drew what he loved best, the New England countryside of farmhouses, starry nights, and winter-weathered animals. Sometimes he included a sleigh of happy people pulled by a trotting draft horse. Mike was unequalled in his love for his wife of over 40 years, Joyce Vanshrauss. Also surviving are his devoted cousins Molly Shoaf Brady, Penry and Todd Gustafson, William Pope, Drew and Maggie Gustafson, and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Vicki Jean Shoaf. A burial service will be held at Old Scotland Cemetery in CT on September 21, 2016 at 1 pm, led by Pastor Tim Oslovich of Trinity Lutheran Church. Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home of Vernon, CT is handling all funeral arrangements. The family would like to express special thanks to the family, friends, and staff of Mike's employer.