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Sheila J. Schipper

MORRISON – Sheila J. Schipper, 61, of Morrison, died Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

She was born Nov. 19, 1950, in Sterling, the daughter of Neil and Joan (Callahan) Carlson. She was 1968 graduate of Tampico High School. She married Lyle E. Upton on Sept. 21, 1968. She married Roger Schipper on Aug. 11, 1978.

Sheila worked in the Whiteside County Circuit Clerk’s office for 30 years, with the last 6 years working as circuit clerk. She retired in February 2011. She attended Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison.  Her love for her grandchildren and her job was unsurpassed. She enjoyed traveling to Florida, fishing, and her Monday night golf league in Morrison.

Surviving are her husband, Roger; three children, Tory (Holly) Upton of Bloomington, Dawn (Paul) DeSchepper of Moline and Angela (Ron) Kuykendall of Erie; her stepmother, Mary V. Carlson of Rock Falls; her sisters, Barb (Mike) Sage of Prophetstown, Robyn Gillman (Jay Moresi) of Deer Grove and Karen Heyvaert (Jeff Bos) of Morrison; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Beth Ballard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Gerald Norman and Ken Renkes officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Arrangements were handled by McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.


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