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Kenneth E. Sheldon

11/21/1942 - 1/9/2020

GROVELAND ~ Kenneth Eugene “Ken” Sheldon, 77, of Groveland, passed away at 2:16 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria.

Born November 21, 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa, to Carrol E. and Dorles M. (Snell) Sheldon, he married Linda Reibert on April 14, 1973 in Streator. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Steven (Susan) Sheldon of Cary, North Carolina and Stuart (Christina) Sheldon of Mount Prospect; four grandchildren, Sam Sheldon, Lauren Sheldon, Zach Sheldon and Beckett Sheldon, and two brothers-in-law, Martin (Kelly) Reibert of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota and Gary (Pam) Reibert of Salinas, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Kenneth graduated in 1960 from Pekin Community High School.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education in 1965 from Bradley University in Peoria, where he also earned his Master’s in Education.

He was employed with Creve Coeur School District 76 for 30 years, retiring in 1994 as a sixth grade teacher.

He attended Advent Lutheran Church in Morton.

Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, hunting and traveling.

His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Advent Lutheran Church in Morton. Pastor David Russell will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation has been accorded. Private inurnment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Home & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Advent Lutheran Church, 1211 S. Main St., Morton, IL 61550 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 614 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

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