Jeffrey Shoen Death, Obituary – Jeffrey W. Shoen, who lived in Moweaqua and was 66 years old when he passed away on December 21, 2022 in Peoria at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, was a veteran of the United States Air Force. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Assumption on Wednesday, December 28, at one o’clock in the afternoon. The date and time of the mass are as follows: At the Seitz Funeral Home in Moweaqua, visiting will be held on Tuesday, December 27, beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m.
The funeral mass and subsequent interment will take place in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Assumption. In lieu of flowers, the family begs that memorial contributions be sent to the Jeff Shoen Fund. The Clothe-A-Kid organization will benefit from the support provided by the money that is donated via this fund. Jeff Shoen was born on September 4, 1956 in Carson City, Michigan. His parents were Wilma I. (Gavitt) and Gordon W. Shoen. Jeff was named after his father. His mother’s maiden name was Gavitt, and he took it after her. In Nauvoo, Illinois, on the 18th of August in 1979, he wed Diane M. Haas. The ceremony took place. She will continue to exist.
Jeff was a member of the Assumption of St. Mary Catholic Church, which he frequently visited for worship services. Over the course of more than forty years, he was employed by Associated Office Furnishings in the capacity of Warehouse Foreman. At the moment, he is employed as a custodian at Bond Primary School in Assumption, and the pupils there fondly refer to him as Mr. Jeff. For a number of years, Jeff was an engaged member of the Knights of Columbus, and he even served as the organization’s Grand Knight for a period of time. Jeff served as a coach for the women who played in their summer softball league for a total of ten summer seasons.
In his function as co-pit master, Jeff enjoyed his time spent working with the Pits and Grins BBQ crew very much. Recently, Jeff has started shooting the Moweaqua eagles and capturing the exquisite beauty of these magnificent birds in order to share his ability for photography with the local community. Carpentry was one of Jeff’s strengths, and examples of his work may be seen proudly exhibited at the homes and places of business of a good many of his relatives, friends, and acquaintances. It was hard to find a task that Jeff was unable to complete, but the thing that provided him the most happiness was spending time with his family, especially those who referred to him as “Papa.”