GOOSE LAKE TWP. — Mr. George “Frank” Shipman 70, of Goose Lake Township, Grundy County, Ill., and formerly of Chicago, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris, Ill.
Born May 17, 1942, in Chicago, Frank was a son of the late Hobert and Cecil Robinson-Shipman. He was raised and educated in the Canaryville neighborhood and, on May 19, 1962, Frank married Renae Paraday.
Frank was employed for over 20 years with Continental Can Company in Bridgeview, Ill., until it closed. He then went to work for United Systems in Mokena, Ill., until his retirement in 2007.
In Frank’s free time, he enjoyed going out on his son’s pontoon boat. He was also a great sports fan and loved watching the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears and the Chicago White Sox.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Renae; two children, Frank (Jenn) Shipman of Morris and Daniel Shipman of Goose Lake; six grandchildren, Jason (Marissa) Shipman of Coal City, Ill., Heather Shipman of Goose Lake, Kassandra “Boo” Shipman of Coal City, Danny Shipman and Corey Shipman, both of Carol Stream, Ill., and Colby Shipman of Colorado; one great-grandchild, Caden Shipman; one sister, Billie Rose Russell of Florida; and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-laws, including his special brother-in-law Larry Paraday; as well as nieces and nephews, including special niece Danelle Kesha.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michael Shipman (on June 14, 2010).
Visitation will be Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. in Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois 113) in Coal City. Chaplain Terry Ann Dumyahn from Vitas Hospice will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Frank’s memory to his family for their distribution. Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes Ltd. in Coal City. For additional information, call (815) 634-2125.