August 24, 2018 at 3:30pm

Memorial for Martin Shallenberger ’42

Martin James Shallenberger, age 97, died on October 10, 2017, in Lombard, IL.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 17, from 10:00-11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, Illinois, until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment is at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Mr. Shallenberger was employed by the Standard Oil Co. (Indiana) and then Amoco for 38 years, serving 10 years as Manager-Advertising, Chicago region and 10 years as Senior Staff Public Affairs Representative, Supervisor of Educational Services in the Chicago general office.  He retired 1984. He is an Army Medical Corps veteran.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Virginia, and is survived by his son James Lee of Chattanooga, TN and his daughter Ann D. Atamanenko of Castlegar, BC (Canada), as well as four grandchildren (Amanda Currier, Mathew Shallenberger, Joshua Shallenberger and Dan Shallenberger), and four great-grandchildren. His parents were the late Ernest N. Shallenberger and Augusta F. Shallenberger of Decatur, IL.

Martin received his bachelor’s degree from Milliken University, Decatur, IL in 1942. He served in the US Army Medical Corps Radiology Department as Chief X-ray Technician, Technical Staff Sergeant, Harman General Hospital, Longview, TX, 1942-1946. Martin and Virginia returned to Illinois after the war, living in Lockport, Geneseo and Joliet for a number of years before moving to Lombard in 1961.

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