Bruce Allen Shively, 73, of Henderson, Illinois passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at OSF St. Mary`s Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois. Bruce was born July 28, 1942 in Benton Harbor Michigan the son of Glenn Clifton and Mabel Marie (Guske) Shively. He was a graduate of Lake Shore High School in Stevensville, Michigan. He also attended and graduated from Waubonsee Community College in Aurora, Illinois. Bruce married Margo Lee Shay on August 19, 1967 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg, Illinois. Surviving are his wife Margo Shively of Henderson, Illinois, his daughters Marla Lee (Glenn) Robson of Jacksonville, Illinois, Annette Marie Shively of Panama City, Florida, four granddaughters Reanna Jones, Kassandra Shively, Marleina Robson and Bridgette Robson and his siblings Carol (Bill) Meeker and Larry (Barbara) Shively both of St. Joseph, Michigan. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents. Bruce was active in the Gold Wing Touring Association and served as safety officer in his chapter. He loved to ballroom dance and you could find him anywhere big band sounds were being played, or at one of the local clubs for lessons or dance night. He owned and successfully ran Shively Shoe Repair and Leather Goods on the Public Square in Galesburg, Illinois, moving the business to his home upon his retirement. Bruce took great pride in servicing his community, often saying he never felt as if he went to work a day in his life. He enjoyed visiting with his many repeat customers. His leather crafting skills and hand carved tooling were exceptional. His talents were often called upon by farmers, railroaders, police, motorcyclist, construction workers, and many people needing orthopedic buildups. Bruce Shively was a devoted man to Shively Shoe Repair to which he ran for 40 years with a lot of pride and affection. He would heel you, he would save your sole, and dye for you. Bruce Shively, who also became known as “The Shoe Man” had a lot of wonderful memories. To which he thanks you for your time, your business, and your conversation. And as Bruce would say; “If you can get your shoes to me, I will fix them.” As a celebration of his life, his wishes were for his wife, daughters, son-in-law, and granddaughters to take him home to St. Joseph, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church in Galesburg, Illinois or the Knox County Humane Society. Online condolences can be left at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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