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Son shows up for dad who showed up

By Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer | Sep 16, 2020

Dick Shonkwiler, center in white, Jo Ellen Shonkwiler, third from right in sunglasses, Ben Shonkwiler, another son of the couple, third from left in blue, Anna, top left, Josh, to the left of Dick, and the rest of the crew.

Dick Shonkwiler of Estherville worked at his son, Josh’s Twin Cities construction company for 15 years, and along with mom, Jo Ellen, lived up there more weeks than not. When Dick retired, Josh, his sister, Anna, the company’s project manager, and his crew made a caravan to Estherville to build Dick and Jo Ellen a 30×32 foot garage at their home near Riverside Park. See more on this story in the fall Home Improvement guide, coming in the Estherville News in late September.

Photo by Amy H. Peterson