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Virginia L. Shallenberger, nee Lambert, age 91, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 12th, 2013

VIRGINIA LAMBERT SHALLENBERGER, age 91, of Lombard, died July 12 at her home.

Visitation and Service will be private at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Mrs. Shallenberger is survived by her husband, Martin J.; her children, Ann and Jim; and four grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew, Joshua and Daniel.

Mrs. Shallenberger is preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Vera Belle, nee Hoskinson; and her brother, Robert W. Lambert.

Virginia was born January 24, 1922 in Decatur, Illinois.  She was a graduate of Milliken University in Decatur with a BS degree in biology.  Three days after graduation, Virginia married Sgt. Martin J. Shallenberger on June 8, 1944 and followed him to Longview, Texas where he was stationed with the U.S. Army Medical Corps.  In Texas, Virginia found work with the U.S. Public Health Service as a technician at the Malaria Research Lab in the hospital.

Virginia and Martin returned to Illinois after the war, living in Lockport and Joliet for a number of years before moving to Lombard in 1961.  While raising their family, Martin was employed by Standard Oil Company while Virginia took care of the home and children.  Later, Virginia worked for 18 years as an Audio-Vision Technician testing children in schools throughout DuPage County.

Virginia always enjoyed life, loved animals and appreciated the natural beauty around her.  She liked to travel, play the piano, sing old songs, read poetry and be with her family.

Memorials to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000 would be appreciated.


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