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SAUNEMIN - Rodney Carl Shubert, 49, Saunemin, died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2006) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Saunemin United Methodist Church, Saunemin, with the Rev. Pinckney Love officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyslope Cemetery, Saunemin. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac.

The family suggests memorials be made to Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, 600 N. Industrial Drive, Elmhurst, IL 60126; or Saunemin Fire Department.

Rodney was born Sept. 25, 1956, at Pontiac, a son of Donald and Marjorie DeGroodt Shubert.

He is survived by his parents of Saunemin; three daughters, Shawna Jones, California; Deidra "Dee" Gallimore, Pontiac; and Tonia Day, Maryland; one stepdaughter, Lisa Brown, Pontiac; two stepgranddaughters, Felicia and Kaylee Brown; one sister, Colette (Greg) Gourley, Normal; and one brother, Gregory (Rebecca) Shubert, Fort Collins, Colo.

He was preceded in death by one son, William "BJ" Shubert.

Rodney was educated at Saunemin Grade School and was a 1974 graduate of Saunemin High School. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. He was employed at R.R. Donnelley in Dwight and Pontiac for more than 20 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Saunemin United Methodist Church.

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