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John Robert Shullaw7

Bob or J.R.7 (James Leroy6, Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born 4 DEC 1916 in Wyoming, Stark County, IL and died1 MAR 2002 at Peoria,IL. He was called “Bob”, “J.R.”, or “Brother John” by his family.

John Robert (J.R.) married the former Miss Lois Becker and raised his family in Washington (Tazewell Co.), a suburb ofPeoria,IL.  He was an advertising executive prior to his retirement.

Obituary,March 3, 2002:  John Shullaw

WASHINGTON -- John R. "J.R." Shullaw, 85, of 309 Pine Ridge Drive died at5:58 PM Friday, March 1, 2002, atProctor Hospital inPeoria. Born Dec. 4, 1916, inWyoming,Ill., to James L. "Roy" and Dorothy G. Smith Shullaw, he married Lois F. Becker on26 OCT 1947 in Washburn.  She survives.

Also surviving are one son, J. Robert ofSan Ramon,Calif., one daughter, Jeanne (Mrs. Mark) Heiser of Channahon; and three grandchildren. Two brothers and one infant granddaughter preceded him in death.

A World War II Coast Guard veteran, he served as a radioman aboard LST 786 in the Pacific.  He graduated in 1942 from Monmouth College and was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

He retired in 1981 after 35 years of service from Mace Advertising inPeoria, where he was senior vice president.  He was a member of Retirees Golf League atHillcrest Golf Center and Our Savior Lutheran Church inWashington.

Memorial services will be at1 PM Tuesday at Mason-White Funeral Home.  The Rev. David Likeness will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Cremation will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to his church or any charity.

Bob and Lois were the parents of:

[1.]       John Robert II8,

[2.]       Jeanne Kay8.

John Robert II8

Bob8 (John Robert7, James Leroy6, Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born  26 JAN 1950 and currently lives in London, England with his second wife Larisa of Moscow, Russia whom he married in November, 2004. Bob has worked for the Standard Oil Company throughout his career and has lived throughout theUnited States as well as inLondon and Kazakhstan. 

He and his first wife the former Deborah Reisler are the parents of one daughter:

            [a.]       Danielle Mari9 was born2 JUN 1971; Danielle was graduated from Knox College with a degree in Drama and English Writing; and received her Masters' atNorthwestern University in the same subjects. Danielle married Tim Filas 28 AUG 2003 at theDewes Mansion,Chicago,IL. The ceremony was performed by cousin of the bride's father, the Rev. Dianne Shullaw) O'Connell of Anchorage, Alaska. Danielle and Tim currently                          make their home inChicago.

Jeanne Kay Shullaw8

Jeanne8 (John Robert7, James Leroy6, Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born3 NOV 1954; married Mark Anthony Heiser, born8 MAR 1954.  Jeanne is a special education teacher.  She and her husband live at Channahon,Illinois.  They are the parents of two children:

            [a.]       Mandi Mari9, born 15 APR 1983; and

            [b.]         Derek John9, born 24 APR 1986.

Burton Leroy Shullaw7

Burt7 (James Leroy6, Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born 8 DEC 1920 at Wyoming, Stark county, IL.

Burton Leroy Shullaw, a retired geologist, died Thursday, November 12, 1998, inCovington,LA (a suburb ofNew Orleans).  He was 77.  He had been graduated from Monmouth College (Illinois) and received his master’s degree in geology from theUniversity of Colorado.  He served in the armed forces during World War II and participated in the Normandy Invasion of Europe.  He was employed as a geologist by ChevronUSA from 1947 until his retirement in 1985 as General Manager for Exploration - Eastern Region.  He spent his years after retirement traveling with his wife of fifty years, Mary.  He was an avid golfer and gardener.

Burt's niece, the Rev. Dianne O'Connell ofAnchorage,Alaska, officiated at the memorial service conducted November 15 at the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington.  Burt’s cremains were taken to a hill top outsideChattanooga,TN.  Wife Mary Faye Raulston was born 17 JUL 1925, inChattanooga.  The couple was married22 NOV 1947.

Burt and Mary Shullaw attended the 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy in the summer of 1994.  It was an extremely moving experience for both of them, particularly Burt who had participated in the invasion during World War II.

"I landed atUtah Beach.  We touredNormandy, France,Belgium, andGermany, everywhere we fought -- that's what the tour was about," Burt explained. "I never could go back before, but this was really emotional, very meaningful.  We spent three weeks over there.  We stayed in the same place inLondon where I was billeted during the war," he added.

Mary added, "We went to one little town and they invited us to a street party.  When we came around the corner, there were people hanging out the windows, little kindergarten children jumping up and down, flags, bands -- a big celebration just like after the war.  They were so happy to see us.  One old man, and a younger woman, came up and talked and talked to me in French and broken English.  We could make each other understand.  I must have hugged every Frenchman inNormandy.  I cried through the whole procession."

Coincidentally, Burt and Mary also visited second cousin Marly Porter and her husband Carl atCamano Island,WA, later in the summer.  The Porters were very excited about THEIR trip to theNormandy celebration. Both couples had been there at the same time -- but didn't know it.  Neither did the two men know that they had been atNormandy together 50 years before.

"Carl was in the paratroopers landing at St. Mary's Beach," Burt explained.  "They were captured.  Later they were rescued by the Fourth Division.  I was in the Fourth Division and participated in that rescue.

"We also figured out that we stayed in the same hotel inLondon only three days apart.  Both couples were also watching U.S. President Bill Clinton's speech in the same crowd at the same time atNormandy.

"Carl is more emotional about all this than I am," Burt added.  "He could barely talk about it, even after we all got back."

Burt and Mary were the parents of:

            [1.]       Dorothy Lee8, born 27 JUL 1949;

            [2.]       James Scott8, born 18 SEP 1951; and

            [3.]       Wayne Allen8, born 17 DEC 1953.

Dorothy Lee Shullaw8

Lee8 (Burton Leroy7, James Leroy6, Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born27 JUL 1949.  She married first Ralph Day.  The couple is the parents of:

                        [a.]       James Gerard9, born 19 JAN 1969; married Anna Powell; children: 

                                    {1.}     James Gerard Jr.10, born29 OCT 1993; and

                                    {2.}     Dallas Dewayne10, born 28 JUL 1997.

                        [b.]       Carey Lynn9, born 2 JAN 1972; married Jerry A. Underwood;

                                    Children:

                                    {1.}     Loren Micaela10, born27 AUG 1995; and

                                    {2.}     William Burton10, born16 MAY 2001.

Lee and Ralph were divorced.  Lee married second Jeffrey Lennox.  The couple resides in Asheville,N.C.

James Scott Shullaw8

Scott8 (Burton Leroy7, James Leroy6, Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born18 SEP 1951. Scott married Kathy Morgan on17 NOV 1973.  Kathy was born26 OCT 1953.  Scott and Kathy reside in Charlotte,N.C. Scott is employed by the Coca Cola Bottling Company, Charlotte, in Quality Assurance. The couple are the parents of:

                        [a.]       Kristi Michelle9, born 11 MAR 1986 (adopted); and

                        [b.]       Ryan Scott9, born 16 FEB 1987.

Wayne Allen Shullaw8

Wayne (Burton Leroy7, James Leroy6, Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born 17 DEC 1953. Wayne married first Mary Frances Davin who now lives inFresno,CA.  The couple are the parents of:

                        [a.]       Wayne Allen Jr.9, born 23 SEP 1973, married Kristy Leigh Kincel 11 JUN 2004. The couple resided inLafayette,LA (1998) where Wayne Jr. works in food service and produces a local television wrestling show.

                        [b.]       Allison Davin9, born 21 OCT 1976, married Chris Hays in June 2001. Alison graduated summa cum laude from theUniversity of  New Orleans in the spring of 2006.

                        [c.]       Amy Megan9, born 21 MAY 1979, attended college inLafayette, LA, majoring in communications. (1998)

The couple was divorced.  Wayne married second Joy Elizabeth Devaughn on14 JUN 1986. Joy was born 19 APR 1957.  The couple are the parents of:

                        [a.]       Andrew Jacob9 (Jake), born9 OCT 1987,

                        [b.]       Raven9 (Summers), born 23 AUG 1979 (step).

Wayne and Joy reside inLafayette,LA whereWayne practices law.

Wayne Jackson Shullaw7

Wayne7 (James Leroy6, Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born 4 SEP 1918 at Wyoming, Stark county, IL and died 31 MAY 1984 at Tavernier, Monroe county, FL.

Obituary provided by his 87-year-old mother in the Wyoming Post-Herald -- just before the Post-Herald was destroyed by fire:

Wayne J. Shullaw of Tavernier, FL, a 1936 Wyoming High School graduate, died 1 JUN (1984). He was born4 SEP 1918, a son ofRoy and Dorothy Shullaw, and married Lynn Kinnian, 18 DEC 1965. His mother, of Wyoming, survives; along with two brothers, John Robert Shullaw of Washington, IL; and Burton Shullaw of Covington, LA; a daughter Dianne O'Connell, of Anchorage, Alaska; his wife; and three grandchildren. He graduated from Eureka College in 1941. He was buried 8 JUN in Tavernier, FL.

Obituary provided by his wife Lynn in theFlorida Keys newspaper:

Wayne Shullaw, 65, of Tavernier, died 31 MAY.  Mr. Shullaw was retired from the advertising industry, and had lived in the Keys for 3 and one-half years, coming fromChicago.

He is survived by wife Lynn; daughter Dianne O'Connell ofAlaska; mother Dorothy of Illinois; two brothers; and three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jennifer, and Jessica.

Memorial services were held 8 JUN atCoral Isles Church.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Coral Isles Fund.  Arrangements were handled by Beyer Funeral Home of Key Largo.

Daughter’s Comments

Wayne Jackson Shullaw, born4 SEP 1918, graduated from Wyoming High School in 1936 andEureka College,Eureka, IL, in 1941.  He married a fellow Coast Guardsperson, Ellen Jane Bartelle ofToledo,OH,18 OCT 1944, at Rutgers Presbyterian Church,New York City.  They had one daughter, this writer.

Wayne soon leftNew York for Ketchikan,Alaska, to finish out his military service prior to being discharged. Upon his return to "the states," the family moved toMantua,OH, where Wayne and Ellen purchased the "Mantua Record" with the help of a G.I. loan.

"I went to work as a printer's devil when I was 12 and I've been in newspaper work ever since,"Wayne said at the time of the purchase.

Father Roy sent helpful typesetting hints and other encouragement.  But the newspaper did not prosper and it was sold a little while later.

Wayne checked out newspaper employment in Pekin,IL, just south ofPeoria.  Ellen and daughter followed.  The family also lived in Hudson,IA, where there was a small community newspaper, before moving toLansing,IL, in 1951, whereWayne was offered a job as editor of the Lansing Journal.  This was the same Journal that daughter Dianne served as women's editor during her senior year of high school some years later.

TheLansing area, thirty miles south of Chicago, but still inCook County, became a permanent home of sorts.

Wayne worked for a number of different printing companies inChicago after leaving the Journal.  He and Ellen were divorced during the summer of 1957 and he moved intoChicago until his retirement in 1980. Ellen remained inLansing and/or neighboringCalumet City.  She lived inLansing until her death in 1999.

Wayne re-married 18 DEC 1965.  He and his wife, the former Lynn Kinnian ofLake Forest,IL, lived inMarina Towers in the Chicago Loop for the first fifteen years of their marriage.  Wayne retired from the Sears Roebuck Company in December of 1980.  He had worked in the production department of the catalog division for more than 15 years.

He and Lynn bought a home in theFlorida Keys (Plantation Key Colony, Tavernier), where he had planned to enjoy his days mostly in the pursuit of the wily cold-blooded, gilled vertebrate (Illusivus Swimmicannus). He learned he had lung cancer in June of 1982.  After two years of chemotherapy, he died31 MAY 1984 at his home.  He was 65 years old. Memorial services were held at the Coral Isles (Disciples of Christ, Congregational) Church on 8 JUN.   His body was cremated and dispersed over the ocean (Gulf of Mexico). 

Wayne and his first wife Ellen had one daughter:

            [1.]       Dianne Bartelle8.

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