Douglas Brian Shank

Douglas Brian Shank passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2017 at his home in Creston, CA, at the age of 32.

Douglas is survived by his parents Kim and Terry Shank; wife Elizabeth Marie Shank; siblings Aaron and Ryan Shank, as well as numerous extended family members and loved ones. Douglas is preceded in death by Grandparents Brooke and Shirley Rasmussen, and Grandfather Roy W. Shank.

Douglas was born on August 5, 1984 in San Luis Obispo, CA to Kim and Terry Shank. He graduated from Atascadero High School in 2002, Long Beach City College with a degree in Fire Science in 2007, and Alan Hancock Fire Academy in 2007 as Valedictorian. Douglas married the love of his life, Elizabeth Shank, March 29, 2014. Douglas’ entire working career was dedicated to fire service. After moving to his dream home in Creston, CA Douglas continued to work with the Cal Fire Riverside unit. Douglas is remembered by his loved ones as a handsome, dedicated, and loving husband with a wonderful sense of humor.

Douglas was an accomplished fire apparatus engineer and passionate about serving others. In addition, he also loved hiking and woodworking with his wife. Douglas was a talented individual who loved DIY projects and making his wife’s dream of living on a miniature animal farm come to fruition.

 A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 14 at Oyster Ridge at Ancient Peeks Winery, 5991 West Pozo Rd, Santa Margarita 93453. (Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.) All are welcome to attend the service and reception following to celebrate Douglas’ life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online at

Condolences can be sent to The Shank family would like to thank everyone for their continued support through this difficult time.


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