GOOSE LAKE-George "Frank" Shipman, 70, of Goose Lake and formerly Chicago, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Born May 17, 1942 in Chicago, Frank was a son of Hobert and Cecil Robinson-Shipman. He was raised and educated in the Canaryville neighborhood and on May 19, 1962, Frank married Renae Paraday. Frank was employed for over 20 years with Continental Can Company in Bridgeview until it closed. He then went to work for United Systems in Mokena until his retirement in 2007. In Frank's free time he enjoyed going out on his son's pontoon boat. He was a also a great sports fan and loved watching the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears and the Chicago White Sox.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Renee; two children: Frank (Jenn) Shipman of Morris and Daniel Shipman of Goose Lake; six grandchildren: Jason (Marissa) Shipman of Coal City, Heather Shipman of Goose Lake, Kassandra "Boo" Shipman of Coal City, Danny Shipman and Corey Shipman, both of Carol Stream and Colby Shipman of Colorado; one great-grandchild, Caden Shipman; one sister, Billie Rose Russell of Florida and numerous brothers and sisters-in-laws, including his special brother-in-law, Larry Paraday, as well as nieces and nephews including special niece, Danelle Kesha.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michael Shipman (June 14, 2010).
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway, one block north of Illinois Route 113 in Coal City. Chaplain Terry Ann Dumyahn from Vitas Hospice will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount livet Cemetery, Wilmington.
Preferred memorial may be made as gifts in Frank's memory to his family for their distribution.
Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.