Alek D. Shopinski
Alek David Shopinski, age 17, of Pinckneyville, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. in Pinckneyville, IL.
Alek was born on November 14, 2001, in Carbondale, IL, a son to Charles and Bridget (Hiller) Shopinski. Alek was a senior at Pinckneyville Community High School and was a lineman on the football team and served on the student council. He was an avid video gamer who loved his friends and making them laugh, and loved reading and music.
Survivors include his mother, Bridget Shopinski (Neal McDaniel) of Pinckneyville, IL; his father, Charles Shopinski (Michelle Rybicki) of Ashley, IL; maternal grandparents, Sam and Carolyn Hiller of Pinckneyville, IL; paternal grandparents, David and Mary Shopinski of Ashley, IL; three sisters, his twin sister, Emma Shopinski of Pinckneyville, IL, Phoenix Shopinski of Carlyle, IL and Halle Matecki of Pinckneyville, IL; his nephew, Korbin; several loving aunts, uncles and cousins; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ceil Hiller Moore; uncle, Kevin Hiller; and cousin, Devin Hiller.
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, Pinckneyville, IL on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Don Meeks officiating. Interment will be in Galum Presbyterian Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL.
Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church, Pinckneyville, IL on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Because of Alek’s love of reading, the family has requested donations of books, in lieu of flowers, to be donated to the Pinckneyville Community High School Library. Book donations will be accepted at the PCHS Library or at the church during the visitation hours.
Pyatt Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, IL, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
For more information or sign an online guest register visit www.pyattfuneralhome.com.