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Kenneth D. “Ken” Shadwell

Birth Date: June 11, 1947
Death Date: August 25, 2017

Decatur – Kenneth D. “Ken” Shadwell, 70, of Decatur, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017, in his home surrounded by loved ones.
Ken was born June 11, 1947, in Effingham, the son of Wesley L. and Ruth L. (Baker) Shadwell. Ken was a precision machinist and the owner/operator of “The Tool Shop”. He was an avid fisherman, loved the outdoors and spending time with family, especially his grandsons. He married Patricia Ann “Pat” Braun August 6, 1966, in Effingham.
Ken is survived by his wife, Pat, of Decatur; daughters: Missy A. (Brian) Koning of Lincoln and Debbie K. (Scott) Tague of Decatur; grandsons: Matthew and Michael Tague and Luke and Max Koning; mother, Ruth Shadwell, of Effingham; brother, Richard L. (Connie) Shadwell, of TN; mother-in-law, Mildred Braun, of Effingham; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ken was preceded in death by his father and father-in-law, Clarence “Bud” Braun.
Memorial services to celebrate Ken’s life will be 2 pm, Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home; visitation will begin one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, Decatur office.
The family of Kenneth D. Shadwell is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Memorial Service
August 29, 2017
2:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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August 29, 2017
1:00 pm
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2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Thoughts and prayers to you guys always enjoyed Kennys company . Miss hearing about his fishing stories . He was a great man ! Love you guys Tommy L.

  2. Patti my prayers for you and your entire family. Kenny was s great guy and I will cherish the memories. God bless and my hopes for strength for you during this sad time. Connie Grieve Mullens

  3. You will be greatly missed Uncle Kenny!!!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Pat, Missy (Brian), Debbie (Scott) and the 4 grandsons. Our hearts are breaking for you!!!

    Love you,
    Dan and Cindy Braun

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