Obituaries

Jefferson Tudor Showerman

February 18, 1942 - May 23, 2019

Jefferson Tudor Showerman, 77, of Batavia passed away on Thursday May 23, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Jefferson was born February 18, 1942 in Chicago to John and Marjorie (nee Glass) Showerman. He was united in marriage to Anna Louise Green on August 24, 1963 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia.  

Jeff was proud of being an engineer, enjoying his job wherever he worked. His work took him and Anna around the world. He was one that enjoyed tinkering, with both the scars and finished projects to prove it.  He was especially proud of the gazebo, which he designed and built with his sons. He was an excellent cook and genuinely enjoyed feeding his family regardless if it was off the grill or from the stew pot. Technology was a huge part of Jeff’s life, always obtaining the newest items and keeping abreast of the most current ideas and trends. Jeff was an avid reader, usually caught with a science fiction novel in his hand.  

In addition, Jeff enjoyed watching sports, especially the Chicago Bears. Music was a huge part of Jeff’s life.  He played the tuba at the University of Illinois and encouraged his children to play musical instruments as well. Known to never turn down a good time, you would frequently find Jeff at the center of the party, engaging the younger folks in thoughtful discourse and storytelling. He was known for his sense of humor, often telling jokes that we cannot put in print. If the party included a pool, you could definitely find him around it as he enjoyed swimming and being around the water in general.

Jeff leaves behind his loving wife Anna; his children Christopher Bruce (Jennifer) Showerman, Sandra Ann (Christopher) Showerman-Gast, Patricia Dianne Showerman, and Michael Tudor (Jennifer) Showerman; five grandchildren; Ryan Showerman, Kyle Showerman, Anastasia Showerman, Olivia Showerman, and Jefferson Tudor Showerman; and one great grandchild Sophia Walls.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his uncle Richard Showerman, and his best friend Don Smiley.

All services will be private.  

Arrangements handled by Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-2000 or www.mossfuneral.com.

Guest Book

  • Robert Yule I have never met Jeff, however, I am close with his son Chris. I can tell by the character of his son Chris that Jeff was a great man and a fantastic parent (along with his loving wife Anna, of course). My sincerest condolences to the Showerman Family.
  • Ruthann Showerman He will be dearly missed. Jeff always made the room light up and a party a party. Love and miss him.
  • Vonnie Ferguson Hammack My condolences to each and every one at this sad time. Your loss is Heaven's gain. Jeff will be sorely missed. May he rest in God's loving arms till we meet again. Vonnie Ferguson Hammack. R.I.P., Jeff. 🙏🙏
  • Howard Parks Deepest sympathies from Bob, Jody, Howard, Nettie and the rest of the Parks. I always thoroughly enjoyed being in Jeff’s company.