Obit: Shook, John "Jack" (1927 - 2007)

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----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 06/06/2007

Shook, John 'Jack' (21 Oct. 1927 - 4 June 2007)

OWEN -- John Shook, 79, Owen, died on Monday, June 4, 2007, at the Memorial Health Center in Medford.

Funeral services for John, affectionately called "Jack," will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2007, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen, with the Rev. Paul Gitter officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with family and friends will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford, Wis.

Graveside services, with military honors by the Van Huizen-Fritz American Legion Post 123, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007, with inurnment in Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss, Wis.

John Robert Shook was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Harry and Ada (Sattler) Shook. He received his early education in Chicago and then joined the U. S. Naval Service -- Coast Guards from 1944 to 1946. He received the Asiatic-Pacific and World War II Victory medals. With his honorable discharge, John was employed with the Chicago Police Department and as an engineer with the Chicago Board of Education. John and Patricia Dillon were united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1958, in Chicago. She died Sept. 16, 2001. In 1971, they purchased a summer home in Owen and retired in 1986.

John was an outdoorsman and he enjoyed range shooting, motorcycling, hunting, fishing, waterskiing, boating and scuba diving.

John is survived by his children, Susan (Dean) Ackerman of Owen, Patti Shook of Abbotsford, Beth Hopfensperger of Marshfield, and John (Barb) Shook of Ladson, S.C.; his grandchildren, Sarah Trush, Devin Shook, Cameron Shook, Troy Hopfensperger, Lily Ackerman, Grace Ackerman, and Madigan Shook; and one great-granddaughter Hannah Trush.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Michael Shook; and one sister, Frances Languth.



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