Dennis G. Shaver

Posted 2/7/21

PERU - Dennis “Denny” Glenn Shaver, 72, went home to be with his Lord on Feb. 2, 2021.

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Dennis G. Shaver


PERU - Dennis “Denny” Glenn Shaver, 72, went home to be with his Lord on Feb. 2, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 at Servant’s Heart Fellowship, 2901 N. Peoria Street, Peru. Burial will follow at Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour before the service. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family.

Denny was born June 3, 1948 to Glenn and Irene (Bonnuci) Shaver. He married Judy Emmert on June 10, 1967.

Survivors include his wife of Peru; their three sons, Michael (Robin) Shaver of Peru, Scott (Stephanie) Shaver of Spring Valley and Brian (Jeni) Shaver of Lostant; nine grandchildren, Colleen Moutria, Jodi Fauke, Stephen Shaver, Sierah Shaver, Ethan Shaver, Corbin Shaver, Mya Shaver, Rylen Shaver and Nya Shaver; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Doug Shaver; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Denny worked in the propane field for more than 40 years both in LaSalle and Arthur. He liked to hunt mushrooms, fish and was always involved in school activities as their sons grew up. His family was very important to him. When Denny came to know the Lord, he was passionate about it from the start. He and Judy served at Mendota First United Methodist Church and after moving to Spring Valley, they became active at Grace United Methodist Church in LaSalle. Denny served as a lay speaker, Bible study leader, Sunday school teacher and led several healing services. He and Judy loved to get to church early to have coffee and donuts set up when the folks arrived. They continued that same passion to serve when they later became members of Servant’s Heart Fellowship. Denny loved the Lord and studying His Word.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Servant’s Heart Fellowship. Donations will be divided between the American Diabetic Association and the church. Online condolences may be left at