George W. Shropshire
November 7, 1945 – December 25, 2022
George W. Shropshire, age 77, of Hammond entered the gates of heaven on Christmas Sunday, December 25, 2022.
He is survived by three children: Timothy G. Shropshire, Christopher (Ila) Shropshire, Sherri Nealis; six grandchildren: Robert and Cole Shropshire, Jacob and Kegan Shropshire, Alex Burroughs, and Allyscia Dietz; and great-grandchildren: Lucas Fuson and Myles Shropshire.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Laura Mae Shropshire this past January; his parents, William and Margaret Shropshire; siblings: Lois, Bill and Margaret.
Friends are invited to join the family for a time of visitation on Wednesday, January 4, 2022, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home. 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323.
George was a lifetime resident of the Region. He was a graduate of Hammond Tech 1965. George retired from EJ & E Railroad as a train Master. He was a natural servant, having served our country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He also served as a Boy Scouts Troop Leader, bowling instructor, softball coach and most recent as Chief of the Hammond EMA. George was a member of the American Legion Post 232 of Hammond whose members will assist with Military Honors at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His family was his life and he was loved by all and will be missed by many.
For more information, you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219)-844-1600 or www.bockenfunerals.com.
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