May F. Shabino

May F. Shabino, (nee Farmer), of Waupaca, and formerly of West Bend, passed away March 4, 2009, joining her husband Harry in eternal life together.

May was born in Wilmette, Ill., to the late Fred and Margaret (nee Weyker) Farmer. As a child she lived in Wilmette, graduating from Stoph School and New Trier High School in Winnetka. May was a graduate of Mundelein College in Chicago.

On July 18, 1942, May Farmer married Harry Lynn Shabino also of Wilmette. May and Harry lived in West Bend for 50 years and had a summer cottage on Columbia Lake in Waupaca before permanently moving to Round Lake on the Chain O’ Lakes in 1992. She was an active member of the West Bend Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, West Bend Women’s Club, St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Garden Club and various bridge clubs. In Waupaca, May was a member of the Parfreyville United Methodist Church, assisted at the Waupaca Food Bank and the Garden Club. She also enjoyed playing golf at the West Bend Country Club and Royal Oaks Golf Course in Waupaca.

May is the loving mother of 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 (Jonathan), Kristy (Ben), Jeff (Katherine), John, Nick, Max and Samantha and three great grandchildren, Brittany Anne, Erin Margaret and Mollie May Shabino.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at noon at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca. The Rev. Elaine Weidemann is officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials in May’s name can be made out to Parfreyville United Methodist Church.

Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca is serving the family.