Bob Shellhammer passed away on January 23, 2020. We will celebrate his life of 74 years at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.
Graveside service will be done at Roselawn Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, on Friday, January 31, at 1:30 PM.
Bob Shellhammer was born on April 5, 1945, to Henry and Emma Shellhammer in Springfield, Illinois. Robert married Gloria Jean Henson on May 6, 1967, at Central Baptist Church, in Springfield, Illinois.
Survivors include his daughter, Karyn (Martin) Wells; two sons, Stephen (Keri) Shellhammer, and Joshua Shellhammer; five grandchildren, Zachary Wells, Alexander Wells, Olivia Shellhammer, Carizma Vaquera, Tereza (Cris Larrazolo) Soto, and Kira James; five great-grandchildren, Ayiiia and Toval Larrazolo; Kaiiden and Kinslee James; and Arianna West; sister, Donna Roderick.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Allen and Emma Shellhammer; wife, Gloria Jean Shellhammer; daughter, Kimberly Shellhammer; and son, David Shellhammer.
Bob Shellhammer never knew a stranger as those closest in his life can testify. His easy-going nature, genuine smile, and ability to weave a yarn (bs) made those around him feel at home with him. His love for God, his family and friends, and the Dallas Cowboys were what he was known for. Retired heavy equipment mechanic after 40 plus years, Ford lover, and old Country music lover.
He will be missed by many, but he is happily reunited with his wife of 45 years. Your suffering is over Dad. We love you and will miss you more than words could ever express.