Harry L. Shabino, 88

Harry Lynn Shabino, 88, of Waupaca, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Weyauwega Health Center.

Harry was born in Oak Park, Ill., on March 26, 1920, the son of the late Charles Raymond and Olive (Methot) Shabino.

As a child, he lived in Wilmette, Ill., graduating from Stoph School in Wilmette and New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill.

Harry attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was on both his high school and college swim teams.

On July 18, 1942, Harry married May Farmer, also of Wilmette. they moved to Joliet, Ill., where he worked at the Kankakee Dupont plant before being called into service by the U.S. Navy.

During World War II, Harry served as a radio technician on the battleship USS New Jersey for a year and a half.

After his military service was completed, he and May lived in West Bend where Harry owned Mac Shab’s Men’s Store for 21 years, worked for B.C. Ziegler for six years and Blunt, Ellis & Loewi in West Bend for 21 years.

Harry retired on April 15, 1987.

While in West Bend, Harry was very active in Jaycees; West Bend Business Association, where he served as the chairman of the annual Christmas Parade for many years, West Bend Rotary, United Way and a 46-year member and past president of the West Bend Country Club.

In 1992, he and his wife, May, moved to Round Lake on the Chain O’ Lakes in Waupaca.

Harry is survived by his wife of 66 years, May Shabino of Waupaca; his children, Dr. Charles L. (Diane) Shabino of Wausau, J. Gary (Judy) Shabino of Barrington, Ill., John "Skee" (Elizabeth) Shabino of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Elizabeth (Brian) Verhagen of Waupaca.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Peter, Patrick, Carrie (Jonathon), Kristy (Ben), Jeff (Katherine), John Nick, Max and Samantha; and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Anne, Erin Margaret and Mollie May Shabino.

Memorial services were held Oct. 1 at Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca with the rev. Frederick lueders officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Harry’s name.

Harry is the most honest, polite, kind, peaceful, content man that ever lived and that’s why I love him. He loved symphonic music, nature and sunsets. A very private person, he believed in God but not formal worship. He had his own values. He will be missed by all.