Patrick Harold Shelton

GALATIA, IL—Patrick Harold “Pat” Shelton, 65, of Galatia, IL passed away at 11:25 PM, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
 Patrick was born on March 17, 1952 in in Morris, IL to Harold and Eleanore (Cramer) Shelton.  On Dec. 12, 1990 he married Carolyn Engleby.  
Patrick retired from Exxon Mobil Oil Refinery where he was a Process Technician.  He worked in Fire Service for 45 years and retired as Chief in 2007 in Braceville, IL.  He was finance commissioner for the city of Braceville for 4 years and on the village board in Braceville for 4 years.  His passion was fire science and his grandkids.
Surviving family members include his wife, Carolyn Shelton of Galatia; three daughters: Amy (Anthony) Bell of Warrenville, IL; Stacey Rudolph of St. Joseph, IL; and Kelley Hammond of Braidwood; Son: Daniel Taylor of Coal City; nine grandchildren: Dakota, Nathan, Miranda, Zeberiah, Jenna, Caleb, Haley, Drew and Maya; two great-grandchildren: Graceyn and Maverick; sister: Connie Cerutti of Coal City; close friends: Janice and Buck Agin; special nieces and nephews.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Per his wishes, he has been cremated and services will be held at a later date.  
Memorial contributions may be made to Downs’ Syndrome Association or the Parkinson’s Research Foundation.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.              Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Reed Funeral Chapel, 503 E. Sloan St., Harrisburg, IL, 62946.