HICKSVILLE -- Eli William Shugert, 2, of Hicksville, Ohio was taken by angels to his heavenly home on September 21, 2013, at the Bryan Hospital in Bryan, Ohio.
Eli was a typical little boy that loved playing with his digging toys in the dirt, spending time with his grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles, being read to, climbing, running and everything little boys do. He was a baptized member of the United Methodist Church in McClure, Ohio.
He was born on September 9, 2011, at the Henry County Hospital in Napoleon to Rebecca Shugert. He was the biological son of Andrew Fulton and the "chosen" child of Jonathon Mekus of Hicksville. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Boyd and Dawn Shugert of McClure, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Wendy Jaqua of Waterville and Michael Fulton of Napoleon; chosen grandparents, Dave and Karen Mekus of Jewell; aunts and uncles, William (Marlo) Kirn of Jacksonville, N.C., Mindy Smith of Defiance, Jason (Renee) Mekus of Huntington, Ind., Amber (Chad) Flory of Jewell, Nathan (Misty) Mekus of Hicksville, and Destiny, Jasmine and Elisabeth Fulton, all of Napoleon.
At the family's request, funeral services for Eli will be private. There will not be a public visitation. The family is grateful for all the sincere phone calls, emails and the generosity of everyone. May God bless you all.
Memorial donations may be made to the Eli Shugert family to help with expenses. Cards and memorials may be made to Eli Shugert family, in care of Rodenberger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 166, Napoleon, Ohio 43545.