Thomas F. Shake, 78, of Taylorville, passed away October 13, 2011 at 9:20am at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville.  He was born January 19, 1933 in Taylorville, Il., the son of John B. & Hazel (Brown) Shake.  He married Rosalie L. Sautelet in April, 1959 in Lovington.  He was a welder for Allis Chalmers, Fiat Allis and Precision Products. 

He is survived by his wife; son, Michael C. (Marti) Shake of Sturgis, MI; daughters, Elisa "Susie" (Charles) Noren of Taylorville and Raquel Brewer of Decatur; brother, Robert C. Shake of Taylorville; sister, Bettie Trimble of Blue Mound and 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Kenneth Shake, William Shake, Eddie Shake, Jack Shake; sisters Mary Mahon, Hazel Baumgardener, and granddaughter Marissa A. Shake.

Private family services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:00pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Betty Coffey officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00pm, Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at

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