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Eugene Coggeshall Shutts

Eugene Coggeshall Shutts Age 95, Eugene Coggeshall Shutts was born May 28, 1917 to Mildred and Irving Shutts. He passed away Sunday August 12, 2012 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center. He attended the Joliet Public Schools and graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1935. He attended Joliet Junior College and the University of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1939 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1942. Eugene served with the United States Army in Africa in the Middle East from 1942 to 1946. He met his wife, Regine, in Casablanca, French Morocco in 1946. They married February 15, 1947 in Joliet. Eugene practiced law in Joliet from 1946 until his death. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, Rotary Club of Joliet, the Propeller Club, the American Legion, Will County Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, St. Edward and Christ Episcopal Church and the Estate Planning Council of Will County. He also served on the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church and the Executive Board of the Rainbow Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Regine Dumas Shutts; parents Mildred and Irving Shutts. Survived by his son Robert (Diane) Shutts; granddaughters Sara Elizabeth (John) and Cynthia Diane; great granddaughter Julia Katherine; great grandson David Thomas. A Memorial Service will be held, Thursday August 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Edward and Christ Episcopal Church, 206 N. Midland Ave, Joliet, IL 60435 with Rev. Kathryn White officiating. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home and Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Edward and Christ Episcopal Church or Silver Cross Hospital would be appreciated.

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