Malcolm "Shep" Shepherd

Malcolm Holmes "Shep" Shepherd of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Clarendon Hills, passed away Jan. 7, 2023, at the age of 95.

Shep was born in 1927 in Independence, Mo., to Fred and Mabel Shepherd shortly after their immigration to the United States from England. He grew up in Clarendon Hills and as a young man joined the Army Air Corps, ultimately serving during World War II.

Shep attended Grinnell College in Iowa and graduated in 1951. Just a few years later, in 1953, he married his college sweetheart, Phyllis Fleming.

Shep enjoyed many years as an accomplished entrepreneur and sales and marketing executive. He and Phyllis loved to travel within the U.S. as well as many places around the globe. They retired to Idlewild (Sturgeon Bay), Wis., and to Sun City in 1998.

Shep was an avid outdoorsman and also enjoyed most sports, especially the NFL and the Green Bay Packers. Shep's quick wit and tremendous sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Shep is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his son, Ted Andrew (Sarah Brown) Shepherd of Hinsdale; his daughter-in-law, Tami Schneck; and his grandsons, Ian Armstrong Shepherd and Andrew Fleming Shepherd.

He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Richard Shepherd.

A service and interment is being planned in July Idlewild. Details will be available at a later date.

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