MT. PULASKI - J. Dalen Shellhammer, 90, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 3:59 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Vonderlieth Living Center.
Dalen was born on April 4, 1923, in rural Illiopolis, Ill., to Herbert and May Ellen Keck Shellhammer. He married Sandra Stewart on November 25, 1962, in Decatur. She preceded him in death on September 20, 2007.
Dalen farmed for many years in Logan and Sangamon counties. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII, was a member of the Mt. Pulaski VFW Post #777, Mt. Pulaski Masonic Lodge, Sons of the American Revolution, numerous genealogical societies, and the Illiopolis Christian Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Melissa (Ken) Kwit of Bloomington, Ill., Tracy (Robert) McDermott of Springfield, Ill., and Sarah (Eric) Hautala of Jacksonville. He is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Masonic services will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2013, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Military services will immediately follow. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Vonderlieth Living Center or Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.