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home : obituaries : obituaries June 26, 2016

5/24/2014 8:00:00 AM
Gregory A. Shepherd

Mr. Gregory A. Shepherd, 64, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

On Sept. 29, 1949, Greg was born in Rochester to Kenneth Eldon and Agnes Lykins Shepherd. As one of four children he shared his childhood with three sisters, Jean, Beth and Gale. A proud Zebra, Greg graduated from Rochester High School with his class in 1967. Later he served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War-era.

Greg and Sheila Crow were married on Feb. 1, 1985, in Rochester. Together they enjoyed over 29 years of life's adventures. Many will remember Greg as one of Rochester Water Department's service technicians. His memberships include the Eagles Lodge, and life memberships with the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343 and the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36, where he served as commander for four different stints.

As an armchair athlete Greg followed Notre Dame football, the Bears, the Cubs and Indiana University basketball especially during the Bobby Knight era. In his earlier years he enjoyed golf. You could find Greg seated at the card table playing spirited card games with his buddies. There was nothing better than cruising around on a summer evening in his 1979 green Corvette with Shelia at his side.

Left to cherish Greg's memory are his wife, Sheila; a stepdaughter, Angela Cook and husband Michael, Portage, Mich.; two grandchildren, Zachary Cook and Cassandra Cook, both of Portage, Mich.; two sisters, Jean Potts and husband Marshall, Piggott, Ark., and Gale Beller, Rochester; two sisters-in-law, Pam Fish, Rochester, and Deborah Barick and husband Chris, Indianapolis; and several nieces and a nephew. Preceding Greg in death are his parents, a sister, Beth Knouff, and a stepson, Craig Crow on Jan. 3, 2010. 

Graveside service for Mr. Greg A. Shepherd is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Maple Grove Cemetery, east of Argos. Military rites will be accorded by the Fulton County Honor Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps Military Rites Team. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014, at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rochester Little League or the Wounded Warrior Project. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to Greg's family at

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014
Article comment by: jeff shriver

Went thru 12 grades with Greg. Very sorry to hear of his loss. He was Mr Rochester and a friend of my Dad's.
I grieve with his family....
Jeff Shriver

Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014
Article comment by: Tami White

so sorry to hear about your loss. he was a really good guy. enjoyed working together at the RWD.
ron & tami

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