May 27, 1922 - November 24, 2012
Lewis Shipler, 90, of Beloit, WI, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 in his home. He was born May 27, 1922 in Burt, IA, the son of Clyde and Flossie (Reynolds) Shipler. Lewis was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a medic in WWII under General Patton. He saw action at the Battle of the Bulge and was a Bronze Star recipient. Lewis married Joan Cook on May 2, 1986 in Janesville, WI. Lewis was the owner and operator of Wilson and Shipler, Inc., retiring in 1988. He wintered in Texas since 1979 until his retirement when he and Joan then lived in Texas then returned to Beloit in 2011. Lewis enjoyed playing golf and pool, and socializing with friends. For many years his favorite pastime was the Friday night fish fry and dance at the Elk’s Club. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Joan Shipler of Beloit, WI; four children, Richard (Mary) Shipler of South Beloit, IL, Janice (Patrick) Mockus of Rockton, IL, Dennis (Tian) Shipler of Palm Coast, FL, and Karen (Richard) Raby of Waxhaw, NC; step son, Donald (Deb) Smith of The Villages, FL; five grandchildren, Robin (Bart) Sweeney, Michele Mockus, Kristina (Jay) Sargeant, Richard (Vicki) Shipler Jr., and Eric (Nicole) Shipler; six great grandchildren; sister, Louise Austin of Bellville, MI; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and four brothers, Stanley, Lyle, Fay, and Cecil. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI with Reverend Gene Van Galder officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, IL. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service in the funeral home.
Lewis Shipler, 90, of Beloit, WI, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 in his home. He was born May 27, 1922 in Burt, IA, the son of Clyde and Flossie (Reynolds) Shipler. Lewis was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a medic in WWII... View Obituary & Service Information
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