‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before John's visitation.

John T. Shrewsbury

John T. Shrewsbury, 70, of Waterloo, IL, died October 24, 2018, in St. Louis, MO. He was born November 14, 1947, in Altoona, PA.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Shrewsbury nee Goeddel, who he married November 15, 1969; children Denise Shrewsbury - DeLaCruz and Laura (Andrew) Gipson; grandchildren Andrew DeLaCruz, Alex DeLaCruz, Charles Gipson, and Corbin Gipson; brothers & sisters Joe (Karen) Shrewsbury, Daniel (Isabella) Shrewsbury, Marianne Smith, Constance Shrewsbury, and George Shrewsbury; sister-in-law Mary Shrewsbury; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents Dr. George B. & Jane (nee Mower) Shrewsbury; stepmother Ruby Shrewsbury; twin brother James Shrewsbury; sister Kathryn Shrewsbury; and brother-in-law Dennis Smith.

He was a member of American Legion, VFW, Rotary (past member), retired Insurance salesman, and a US Air Force Vietnam veteran.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
American Cancer Society
or Donor's Choice

2 PM to 6 PM Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Monday Quernheim Funeral Home

10 AM Monday, October 29, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Rev. Dan Wilson officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Shrewsbury, please visit our flower store.


We have a lot of fond memories of you all. Losing someone you love, especially a father, has a very deep impact on their children. Our hearts go out to you. Tom was a funny guy with quite a wit about him. He had suffered a long time with his various illnesses and he can now be pain free.
God Bless you all while you take time to reflect on your lives together and heal in time.
Most Sincerely, Larry and Betty

Betty and Larry Hood Oct 28 2018 12:00 AM

Our message of sympathy and strength to Brenda and family in your time of grief.

Bill and Sharon Fey Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Johns passing. He was a unique person with a great sense of humor. I remember seeing him for the first time with the oxygen machine. He caught me looking and said yes Im dying that was years ago, Im sure his sense of humor and attitude contributed to him being with us as long as he was. Sorry for your loss, he will be remembered by many with a smile for a long time.

Mike Degener Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM

We always enjoyed his visits to The Kaskaskia Water District to discuss our retirement policies.
We was a great conversationalist, and energetic with a quick wit.
We have missed him.
Prayers for his family & loved ones.

Robert M. Biama Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent on October 26, 2018

Denise and family, We wish we could be there and we are sending many prayers and hugs to all of you. We know he will be missed by everyone. Love, Bonnie, Charles, and Tucker Thatcher, and Julius Teitle

Expression of Sympathy Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on October 26, 2018

You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Your Nelson School Family

Expression of Sympathy Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Shrewsbury

Louie & Cindy Senerchia Oct 25 2018 12:00 AM

,y deepest symphony

virginia r horn danville illinois Oct 25 2018 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Tom, I'll miss your "one-liners". May Brenda, Denise, and Laura find peace.

Allen M Mueller Oct 25 2018 12:00 AM

I am Clara Jansons oldest daughter, so I have known all of you for 60years The past few years I have visited with John at Dennys I have great memories of him at the bingo when he worked One memory was his showing me a picture of his kids - his Pride and Joy. And then show the picture of pride and joy cleaning products.

Mary. Winkler Oct 25 2018 12:00 AM