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In Memory

David Shotts

David Shotts

LAKE IN THE HILLS - David A. Shotts, 69, Lake in the Hills, died suddenly Feb. 1, 2011, in Barrington.
He was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Galesburg, the son of Samuel E. and Doris R. Shotts. He is survived by his wife, Karin; two daughters, Catherine Shotts Rogers of Newton, Pa., and Alison Shotts Genslinger of Waterman; and two stepchildren, Katherine and Billy Goehrke. David was the adoring grandfather of six grandchildren. He also is survived by four nephews, Sam, Steven, Jim and John Shotts. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Samuel C. and Duane R. Shotts.. David graduated from Galesburg High School, class of 1959, and the University of Illinois and served in the U.S. Army

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02/10/15 04:03 PM #1    

Howard Haradon

I remember Dave as a good friend.  He was famous for his Studebaker (either 49 or 50 ??) and a keen sense of humor.  He and I lost touch after attending U of Illinois.   

02/11/15 06:13 AM #2    

Jerry D Johnson

David and I lost contact after college but picked it back up when I moved to Chicago in '93.  We had some real fun times together.  I used to meet David for lunch once a month out in Rosemont, about halfway for both of us with him living in the far western suburbs and me living downtown. Had lots of great political discussions and some great reminiscing of the Galesburg school days.  I went to school with David for 14 years including two at the U of I so we had a lot to talk about!  I really miss him.  

02/11/15 10:44 AM #3    

Bob Woolsey

Yes, Howard, I remember the Studebaker well. Maroon in color and it would go most anywhere. When they plowed the snow on Main Street into the center of the street (it would result in one lane each direction) the mound of snow would become taller than the cars. We used to get in the Studebaker and play chicken by going up and over the mound hoping there were no cars coming in the other direction. Made it OK on every occassion but how foolish we were in our youth. Also remember his Dad was a big Packard man. Always had the big one. Shott's market on the corner was always fun to visit.

02/11/15 01:52 PM #4    

Bonnie Rose (Furlong)

I remember stopping at Schotts' Market on the way home from Silas Willard.  David was always a good friend.

He will be missed.


02/14/15 09:30 AM #5    

Janet Terpening (Drummond)

Very sorry to hear this.  I always loved Shotts' market. Corner grocery stores were the best.


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