Archie D. Shallenberger


9/15/1953 - 1/3/2007

PEKIN ~ Archie Dean Shallenberger, 53, of 2501 Tazewell Road, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2007 in Pekin.

He was born September 15, 1953 in Pekin to Joseph Noah "Joe" and Mary Louise (Smith) Shallenberger.

Surviving are his parents of Pekin; one son, Colby J. Shallenberger of Pekin; one grandson, Derick D. Shallenberger of Pekin; one sister, Dianna L. (Louie) Eertmoed of Pekin; and one brother, Joe Shallenberger, Jr. of Pekin.

His grandparents preceded him in death.

Archie was a member of Teamsters and Chauffeurs Union Local #627 in Peoria and worked for Shallenberger Excavating in Pekin for many years, retiring in 2002.

He was a life member of both the Frank N. Nicol Lodge #1170 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Creve Coeur and Pekin Chapter #25 of Royal Arch Masons in Pekin.  He attended Gethsemane Church in Pekin.

Archie enjoyed playing pool.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2007 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before the funeral.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Gethsemane Church, 1601 Frederick Drive, Pekin, IL 61554.