|Robert L Shull, 84, Alexis, died at 5:50 A.M., Wednesday October 28, 2009 at Saint Mary Medical Center, Galesburg
He was born December 28, 1924 in Winchester, Illinois the son of Roy and Fannie Muriel McCracken Shull. He was raised and educated in White Hall, IL, graduating from White Hall High School in 1943
Robert served with the 1st Marine Air Corp. Service Squadron during World War II in the Pacific, stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa.
He married Catherine E. McGuire on October 20, 1951 at Our Saviors Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Illinois. She died December 27, 1996.
He worked at Olin Industries in Alton, Illinois; Nesco in Jacksonville, Illinois; OMC Gale Products in Galesburg, Illinois for 27 1/2 years until retiring in 1984 when the plant closed; Alexis School District #400 for 10 years.
He was a member of International Machinist of Aerospace Workers (IMAW-Lodge 1659) where he served as union president. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Alexis. He was also an avid sports fan especially the Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Cardinals. He coached little league baseball for many years in Alexis. His favorite activity was attending the many school and sporting events of his grandchildren.
Surviving are his three sons Bob ( Mary) Shull, Rio, Mike (Lori) Shull, Aledo, Darin (Tammy) Shull, Galesburg; three daughters, Kathy (Jerry) Butcher, Alexis, Cindy (Mike) Line, Dahinda, Karin (Chris) Campagna, Oneida; one daughter-in-law Julie Shull, Rio, 11 grandchildren, Jori Shull, Nicole & Jerami Brown, Dana & John Hoefer, Christopher, Tyler & Tanner Shull, Tryvar & Gareth Shull, Kyle, Kasey and Kale Campagna; one sister, Donna McGuire, Alexis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Catherine, one son Tim Shull, one brother, and two sisters
Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 2, 2009 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Alexis with Father Deus officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alexis. Friends may call after 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where his family will be present from 5:00-7:00 with a Rosary service beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Memorials may be given to St. Theresa Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.