Franklin Delano Shue Sr.

November 16, 1933April 5, 2021

PEKIN ~ Franklin D. Shue, Sr., 87, of Pekin, passed away at 4:02 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2021 at Pekin Manor.

Born November 16, 1933 in Pekin to Elmer W. and Jessie M. (Thompson) Shue, he married Loretta J. Kohler on January 12, 1957 in Pekin. She died January 10, 2019 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his parents; four grandsons; five brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Franklin Shue, Jr. and Roger (Jo) Shue, both of Pekin; two daughters, Monica Depew and Susan (Rick) Shults, both of Pekin; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Franklin was a retired member of Teamsters and Chauffeurs Union Local 627 in Peoria, where he worked out of for more than 25 years, last as a truck driver with C.A. Powley.

He was a member of Normandale Reformed Church in Pekin.

His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Pastor David Craig will officiate. There will be no visitation. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Normandale Reformed Church, 2001 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

To express condolences online, visit


12 April

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Lakeview Cemetery

Pekin, Illinois


Franklin Delano Shue Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

Karen Just Merritt

April 9, 2021

My Love and Sympathy with Frank's passing. I have all good memories of Frank and Glen talking of old times. RIP Frank.

Pati Jockisch

April 8, 2021

I best remembered when my Aunt Karen was in timber creek and he was there to visit his wife every day for lunch and he visited there with my Aunt Karen and he made her laugh and talk and brought her out of her shell. God got a new Angel that day.He will be highly missed as well as his wife and Aunt Karen. Reunion made in heaven.

Thomas Depew

April 8, 2021

I will miss going fishing with you and watching you tinker in the garage have way to many memories to post rest easy grandpa

Al & Carole Martin

April 7, 2021

Sorry to see of Frank's passing. It doesn't seem like very long ago, that he stopped by to say hello after leaving the Hope Chest. We've known Frank for a very long time and we knew Loretta even longer. So sorry for your loss. ~Al & Carole Martin~