Donald L. Shippy Sr.

Donald L. Shippy Sr. 1932—2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Donald L. Shippy Sr., formally of Davis, IL, announces his passing on September 6, 2018, at 5:02 p.m., after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease, he was 86 years old. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Barbara (Gehlhausen) and his children, Thomas (Michele), David (Barbara), Donald Jr. (Donna), William, Cherie (Trish) and Catherine (James) Horst. Don will also be fondly remembered by his 12 grandchildren, Michael, Kristina, Lauren, Autumn, Sarah, James, Joseph, Tyler, John, Alexandra, Elizabeth and Andrew, by his sister, Mary Ellen Shippy, and by his brothers, James Jackson Shippy, Eugene Shippy and Dennis (Mary) Shippy. Don was predeceased by his brother, Leland L. Shippy Jr., and sisters-in-law, Beatrice (Leland) and Beth (Eugene). Don graduated from Dakota High School in 1950. Don served in the Army as an operating engineer during the Korean War, then returned to the family farm where he worked with his brother, Leland, raising 6 children and many dairy cows over a lifetime. He will be missed and remembered by all who knew him as a devout, quiet, and hard-working man who loved his family.
Funeral Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018, in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 5333 N. Irish Grove Road, Davis, IL. Burial in St. Patrick Irish Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home, Durand Chapel, 101 Main Street, Durand, IL from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. Donations in his memory may be made to FHN Hospice, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport, IL 61032 or St. Patrick Irish Grove Cemetery, 606 W. Main Street, Durand, IL 61024. To share a memory or send an on line condolence, visit www.mccorklefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

McCorkle Ltd Funeral Home
101 Main St Durand, IL 61024
(815) 248-2200

Published in The Journal-Standard from Sept. 8 to Sept. 11, 2018