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Richard Louis Shallenbarger, 73, Woodstock

Richard Louis Shallenbarger, 73, Woodstock, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 20, 1942, to Emerson O. and Rose (Zahradka) Shallenbarger, in Pana. 

On July 24, 1986, he married Shirley (Dahse) Garrison in Woodstock.

He worked for Woodstock Auto Lite and Woodstock Die Cast for many years. He was a former member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge. He also coached Little League and was an active leader in the Awana Club. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

Survivors include his wife; nine children, Brett Shallenbarger, Scott (Brad Burke) Shallenbarger, Chett Shallenbarger, Yvonne Jones, Geri Hall, Greg Garrison, Jeff (Gina) Garrison, Brian (Jen) Garrison and Steve (Jiji) Garrison; 10 grandchildren, Blake Shallenbarger, Trey Shallenbarger, Riley Shallenbarger, Parker Shallenbarger, Lindsay (Brian) Rudy, Josh (Kristin) Jones, Jason (Citidal) Jones, Elizabeth Garrison, Seth Garrison and Katalena Chanth; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends, including Jean Oja.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Chuck Hall.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

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