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Alice Carole Shenk

March 12, 1940 — August 12, 2023

Alice Carole Shenk



     Alice Carole (Burmaster) Shenk, age 83, of Peotone, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at home surrounded by her family.

     She was born on March 12, 1940, at home in Symerton, IL, the daughter of John Dean Burmaster and Mabel I. (Beaver) Burmaster-Barkow.  She married Clarence R. “Randy” Shenk Jr. on January 16, 1960 in Peotone.  He passed away on April 20, 2016.  She began working at Bennett Industries/Cleveland Steel Container Corporation in Peotone in 1958 and retired on December 28, 2016.  She enjoyed sticker books and solving word search puzzles.  She participated in and won demolition derby contests at the Will County Fair.  She bowled in leagues for many years and once bowled a perfect 300 game.  She loved her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

     She is survived by her daughters, Susan Sorenson of Peotone and Jeanette (Mike) Fitzpatrick of Braidwood; her grandchildren, Michael (Jen) Brown, Adam (Erin) Fitzpatrick, Stefanie Horn, and Kimberlee (Phil) Meli;  her great-grandchildren, Emily Brown, Katelyn Brown, Casey James Horn, Eleanor Meli, Charlotte Meli, Hazel Fitzpatrick, and Reid Fitzpatrick; and her sister, Mary I. Shield of Florida. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Paula Peters; her brother, John Keith Burmaster; and a granddaughter, Christina Fitzpatrick.

     Visitation will be held at Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Private interment will take place at West Peotone Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Casey James Horn, Brent Brockman, Adam Fitzpatrick, Phil Meli, Shawn Horn, and Jeff Shenk.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Uplifted Care Hospice, 482 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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