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Shawn Michael Elsts

February 17, 1960 — January 19, 2021

Indianapolis

Shawn Michael Elsts, 60, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away January 19, 2021. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 17, 1960 to Alix (Perreault) Elsts and Peter Elsts. Shawn was the second born of six children. After graduating from Pike High School in 1978, he worked various jobs which played to his strengths of working with his hands.  His adventurous spirit and jack-of-all-trades skills led him to Montauk before finding his way back to his family and Indianapolis.  He also spent many years working alongside his brother, Peter.

Shawn did not have a shy bone in his body and therefore never met a stranger.  He had a quick wit and was a creative storyteller.  He also shared a passion for cars with his father and will be remembered as a fun brother and cool uncle.

Shawn enjoyed playing the lottery and always hoped for the best.  He approached each new day believing in its promise of greatness. Without his shining positivity, the world is a little darker for us all.

He is survived by his parents, Alix Elsts and Peter (Joyce) Elsts; son, Sam Elsts; siblings, Michelle (Philip) Schwindler, Debbie Regnier, Peter (Lisa) Elsts, Laura Elsts, and Jason (Julie) Elsts; and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at A.R.N. Funeral & Cremation Services, 11411 N. Michigan Rd., on Friday, February 19th at 6:30 PM with Pastor Pat Froelich officiating.  Friends are welcome to visit from 6 PM until the time of the service.

In addition to flowers, the family has decided to honor Shawn by having a Memorial Fundraiser .

If you are unable to donate, please share the fundraiser by clicking on one of the social media icons above the Donate Now button. The success of the fundraiser depends on how well it is shared on Facebook - Social Media platforms, email and text. The family thanks you in advance.

Fundraiser Link: https://memorialfundraising.com/Fundraisers/View?id=137

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Visitation

Friday, February 19, 2021

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

A.R.N. Funeral and Cremation Services

11411 North Michigan Road, Zionsville, IN 46077

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Memorial Service

Friday, February 19, 2021

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

A.R.N. Funeral and Cremation Services

11411 North Michigan Road, Zionsville, IN 46077

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

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