Charles E. Shepherd

Charles Shepherd

American FlagCharles E. Shepherd, Korean War Army Veteran, age 88, of Oakbrook Terrace, formerly of Hazel Crest.  Beloved husband of Ellen Shepherd, nee Middleton; loving father of John Shepherd, James (Julia) Shepherd, Michael Shepherd, Jane (the late Steven) Graves, Therese (Jose) Araiza, Margaret Shepherd, Daniel Shepherd, Charles (Ty) Shepherd, Catherine (Missa) Ferrer and Richard Shepherd and the late Mary Shepherd; devoted grandfather of 28; dear great grandfather of 25; brother of Daisy (the late Harold) Gray and the late Mildred (the late George) Mullins; uncle of many nieces and nephews; Charles was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Folk Shepherd and Anna Marie Shepherd, nee Garrett.

Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Lying in State Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 10 A.M. to time of Mass 10:30 A.M. at St. Emeric Catholic Church, 4330 180th Street, Country Club Hills.

Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery, Orland Park.

Memorials appreciated to St. Emeric Catholic Church, 4330 180th Street, Country Club Hills, IL  60478.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. The Middleton Family condolence:

    Shepherd family p!ease know we are praying for all of you at this time.

    With much love,
    Joanne,Lawrence and Christopher

  2. Gary KNIGHT condolence:

    Dear Ellenrose…my heart is with you for for your loss….we both know that Charles will be in a much better place ♡♡♡ you two touched my life and Barbaras as well (R.I.P.) i was proud to to have been your friend and co-worker for many many year…Bless you forever n ever ♡

  3. Kim Stungis condolence:

    Dear Ellen and family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing. Please know we are all thinking of you and praying for your family.

  4. JIM & BobbIe Murphy condolence:

    So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Such a great guy and so much fun with both he and Ellen. Love and prayers to you and family Ellen.

  5. Debra Johnson condolence:

    My deepest sympathy for Ellen and the family. Charles was such a nice person. I enjoyed working with him with our St. Emeric SVDP ministry and with our prayer ministry. Rest in Peace Charles.

    Debra Johnson

  6. Lou Jean Woods-Simmons condolence:

    Ellen Rose and Family, may your years of happy memories make this difficult time pass with God’s Blessings. Pam & Lou Jean

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