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Russell C. Shockey

Obituary for Russell C. Shockey

August 1, 1930 - January 30, 2018
Arlington Heights, Illinois | Age 87


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Russell Carl Shockey (Zschoche) 87, passed away peacefully on January 30 at the Lutheran Home after battling Alzheimer's Disease for several years.

He was born in St. Louis to Carl & Ellen Zschoche, the middle child with older brother, Warren (Kathy) and younger sister, Marcia. He was united in marriage to Catherine Anne Shockey (Cameron) for 60 years until she was called to her heavenly home almost 4 years ago. He is survived by his children: Paul (Linda) Shockey; Carolyn Hansen; Peter (Lisa) Shockey; Mark (Joann) Shockey; his grandchildren; great-grandchildren.

Russell was awarded a J.D. from Valparaiso Law School, serving as trust officer with Roselle State Bank/Harris Bank for most of his career. In 1977, Russ and Cathy founded Shockey Jewelers in downtown Elgin, IL which is still run by the family.

They retired early to serve as missionaries, impacting the lives of many in Mongolia for more than 20 years. Even as his memory faded, telling stories about the Mongolian believers still brought him great joy. Last February, Russell was honored for his tireless work for the people of Mongolia. The "Child's Garden of Bible Stories" was translated into Mongolian to be distributed to the new Christians in Mongolia. The cover page reads: "In thanksgiving to God for the work of Russell and Catherine Shockey, bringing help and hope to the people of Mongolia" + To God Alone Be the Glory +

A Funeral Celebration will be held at the Chapel of St. John the Beloved at The Lutheran Home, Saturday 11:00 a.m. February 3, 2018; with visitation at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Lutheran Home, 800 W. Oakton St., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 or

Arrangements by The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL. For further information please call, 630-466-1330 or visit our website at to sign the online guestbook.

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