STEWARD – Brian Todd Shelkey, 34, of Steward, Ill., passed away very unexpectedly Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at home.|
Born July 28, 1978, in St. Charles, the son of Ralph Lewis and Lonna Sue (Boyd) Shelkey, Brian married Brenda K. White on Aug. 23, 2008, at Chapel in the Pines, Sycamore.
He was employed as a business analyst at the Nestlé warehouse in DeKalb. Brian was an avid golfer, and a die-hard Cubs' fan. He loved his dogs, Niko, Reggie and Bradey, and to be outdoors. Brian and his father enjoyed going to muscle-car shows. A true handyman, he collected old tools and license plates, which he displayed on his farm.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; father, Ralph, of Big Rock; brother, Mark, of DeKalb; sister-in-law, Tammy (Mark) Hoernecke of Roscoe; mother- and stepfather-in-law, Kathleen and John Cullins of Sommerset, Kentucky; his aunt, Linda Beemer of Bourbonnais and her children, Kristy (Fred) Hagger and Tyler (Jen) Beemer; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at English Congregational United Church of Christ, 301 Rhodes Ave., Big Rock, with the Rev. Bill K. Riegle officiating. Burial will follow at West Big Rock Cemetery, Big Rock. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Brian T. Shelkey Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on June 6, 2013