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Dallas Eugene Shelton

September 25, 1927 ~ December 16, 2020 (age 93)

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Dallas E. Shelton  


Hammond, IN

Dallas Eugene Shelton, age 93, of Hammond,  was called home to heaven on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

He is survived by his four sons; Danny (Debbie) Shelton, David (Debi) Shelton, Dale (Sherrie) Shelton and Steven (Marisela) Shelton. 14 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded by his loving wife of 63 years; Alice Shelton. Parents: Charles and Evelyn Shelton; sisters, Eliana Crouch, Ruth Hopkinson and Kitty Chipman; brother, Charles Shelton.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday December 21, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville) with Pastor John Clement officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 :00 p.m. and both are limited to 25 people in attendance, facemask and social distancing required.   A graveside service will be held on Tuesday December 22, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at Gottfried Cemetery, Billett, IL with Pastor Eunice Glasser officiating.

Gene was a veteran of the Army having served in Japan during WWII. He was retired from Inland Steel after 41 years of service and was a member of the 25-year club, union local #1010 and American Legion Post 232. Gene enjoyed fishing, wood working and spending time with his girl Claire.

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December 21, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home

Funeral Service
December 21, 2020

7:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home

Graveside Service
December 22, 2020

12:30 PM
Gottfried Cemetery
Road 600 N
Billet, IL 62460

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