Marlo “Shorty” James Shere, age 77, passed away while at his home on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

He was born on July 11, 1945, in Sterling, Ill., the son of Charles and Helen Shere.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his garden.  He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He loved his Chicago Bears and watching them lose.

He worked for many years at Kuhn Knight as a welder and A&H Trucking in Footville. He was also a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Brodhead.

He is survived by his eight children, James Shere, Linda (James) Wahl, Robert (Debra) Shere, Lora (David) Walter, Christine (Chris) Mayo, Edward (Jackie) Shere, Kim Baxter, and Jennifer Shere; 18 grandchildren, Tim, Nikolai, Anthony, Sarah, Eric, Crystal, Tegen, Miranda, Kodie, Zak, Cole, Cooper, Kylie, Brielle, Kayla, Cason, Annabelle, Zayden; seven siblings, Joe Shere, Jerry Shere, Pat Shere, Mike Shere, Lorraine Dorsey, Levetta Griffith, and Beverly Graf; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Bradley “Brappy”; a granddaughter, his name sake “Marlo;” a brother, Donald; and two sisters, Darlene and Lavon.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the family in his memory.

Mass of Christian burial was held at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Brodhead on Friday, Nov. 4.  A visitation took place at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead on Thursday, Nov. 3and also at the church on Friday morning until the time of mass.  Burial was at the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Albany.