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Anthony (Tony) Shuper, 96, of Watseka

Anthony (Tony) Shuper, 96, of Watseka passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. He was born on December 11, 1925 in Lyons, IL a son of Matt and Mary (Brkljacich) Shuper. Tony married Mardell Winslow in Brookfield, IL on May 26, 1951 and she preceded him in death on December 14, 2020. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, one son, Jeffrey Shuper, and one son-in-law, Jim Swartz.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathie Swartz of Watseka; one son, George (Donna) Shuper of Watseka; one brother, Matt Shuper Jr of Palm Beach, FL; four sisters, Mary Allen of Orlando, FL, Rose Dockery of TN, Ann Begley of AZ, and Elizabeth Galbraith of AZ; six grandchildren, Stacey (Jim) Bruno, Ryan (Abby) Swartz, Jamie (Josh) Jolley, Danielle (Josh) Creek, Haley Shuper (fiancé Jaylen Edwards), and Matthew Shuper (Hannah Hartman); 6 great-grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

Tony served in the US Army during WW II. He was a member and past commander of the Watseka American Legion and Iroquois County VFW and the Disabled American Veterans. He attended the First Christian Church in Watseka and was a heavy equipment and truck operator with M & S Transport.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with Fr Michael Powell officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 13, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites by Watseka American Legion and VFW.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors.

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