William J. Shive

William J. Shive, 94, of Belleville, Illinois, born Saturday, August 18, 1917, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL .

Mr. Shive was formerly President, Treasurer and sole owner of Sterling Steel Casting Co., Sauget, IL, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois, a member of Theta Xi Fraternity and a Navy Lieutenant in World War II.  He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Shive was an Honorary Member of the Steel Founders' Society of America and was active in many foundry societies, including American Foundrymen's Society, Cast Metals Federation and Illinois Cast Metals Association.

He was President of the St. Clair County Historical Society, Golden Eagle Rive Museum, Lake Sara Services, Cooperative and Good Neighbors of Lake Sara.  He was on the Board of Directors of Illinois Manufacturers Association,  Union National Bank (now First Bank) and Mississippi River Chapter of Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen.  He was a Charter member of American Canal Society and Col. Friedrich K. Hecker Camp #443, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War with memberships in Historical and/or Genealogical Societies in Columbia County PA, Lyon County KY, Ft. Worth TX and Carondelet Historical Society, St. Louis and Canal Societies in Illinois and Pennsylvania, Midwest Riverboat Buffs, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Indiana Covered Bridge Society, Society for the Preservation of Old Mills, National Museum of Transportation and Sons of the American Revolution and B.P.O. Elks.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife: Phyllis nee Parsons Shive
  • Parents: Raymond O. and  Posey E. nee Woelk Shive
  • Brother: John O. Shive

Surviving are his:

  • Daughter: Nancy Rae Shive of Dallas, TX
  • Sons:
    • Scott R. Shive of Riverview, FL         
    • Bradford W. (Leslie) Shive of Dekalb, IL         
    • Ralph C. (Linda) Shive of Granger, IN
  • Sister: Shirley Shive Helm of Visalia, CA
  • Brother: Charles R. (Shirley) Shive of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren:
    • Valerie R. Shive                       
    • Evan B. Shive                      
    • Clayton R. Shive                      
    • Allison M. Shive                       
    • Lauren E. (Jon-Michael) Plennert                       
    • Lindsey Shive

The family of William Shive would like to thank the doctors and staff at Memorial Hospital for the gracious care provided for their father.

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL.

Visitation: Friends may call from 10:00 am - 10:45 am, Friday, May 18, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, May 18, 2012 at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL

Condolences left for William J. Shive:

    To the family and friends of Bill Shive,
    Bill was a charter member of the Colonel Friederich K. Hecker Camp #443 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in Belleville, IL. On behalf the Hecker Camp, please accept our condolences, thoughts, and prayers. Rest in peace Brother Shive.
    Garry Ladd, Commander

    Commander Garry Ladd, Col. Hecker Camp #443 SUVCW Belleville Illinois 62220

    I met Bill many years ago when the Belleville camp was Chartered. He was quite the gentleman and will be greatly missed. I send my condolences on behalf of myself and the Gen John A. McClernand Camp 4 of Springfield,Il

    Ron Clark Springfield Il 62702-5113

    On behalf of Custer Camp One Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, I would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of William J. Shive. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Michael Gregory

    Michael Gregory Elk Grove Village IL 60007

    My father, Elmer Kegel, worked for many years at Sterling Steel before his death.
    My mother, Cecelia Kegel, and I express our sincere sympathy to the Shive family.
    Rest in Peace Mr. Shive.

    Linda Kegel Kehrer Rockwall Texas 75087