|Timothy A. Shenaut, age 51, of Knoxville, Illinois passed at 12:30 P.M. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois.
He was born on December 10, 1960 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Gerald K. "Jerry" and Patricia Miller Shenaut. He was raised and educated in Knoxville, home schooled by Martha Scharfenberg during elementary years and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1980. He also attended Carl Sandburg College for two years in AutoCAD.
He married Linda Wexell in Galesburg, Illinois.
Surviving are his mother and step-father: Patricia "Pat" and Terry Houston.
Three sisters: Marcy (Dennis) Gorsline of Knoxville, Illinois; Jeannie Shenaut of Peoria, Illinois and Kimberly Shenaut of Knoxville, Illinois. Nephews and niece: Lance Lufkin, Taylor Lufkin and Morgan Shenaut.
He was preceded in death by his father and nephew PFC Caleb Lufkin.
He worked as a salesman for the former Classic Couch in Kewanee, Illinois. He was also an assistant teacher at Cardinal Engineering in Cameron, Illinois and had numerous businesses of his own. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Galesburg, Illinois; A.B.A.T.E. of Central IL Chapter; Founding Member of DIGIT, board member and treasurer; Founding Board member of Stone Hayes Center for Independent Living; and a lifetime member of Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities of the State of Illinois.
He enjoyed deer hunting with his brother-in-law; flying, farming, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling and fishing. He was a devoted uncle and enjoyed watching his nephews in sporting events. He was an avid technology gadget person.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Galesburg, Illinois. Monsignor Ernie Pizzamiglio officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes, Knoxville, Illinois. Interment will be in the Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the family to establish a memorial at a later date. Fellowship will be held following the services at the Hurd-Hendricks Fellowship Center. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com