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Xhevit "Jerry" Shabani

August 15, 1943 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Xhevit "Jerry" Shabani Obituary


Xhevit "Jerry" Shabani passed away suddenly on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the age of 80 years old. Xhevit was born in Harvat, Macedonia on August 15, 1943 to Naslem and Mynever Shabani. He enjoyed fifty-nine years in the restaurant industry, owning several restaurants, including The Copper Kitchen, Red Apple (Beloit & Loves Park), Pepper Plum, Shabani’s, and The Village Square. In his spare time, Xhevit relaxed in his back yard and spent a lot of time tinkering in his man cave.

Xhevit is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Susan Shabani of thirty-three years married, and together forty-two years. Children include son, Jeffrey Shabani; daughters, Michelle Shabani-Ritchel and Vanessa Shabani; step-children, David Tijerina, Maria Falzone and Eric Tijerina; grandchildren, Jacob, Katie, Brandon, Cody, Cali, Aaliyah, Kaedon, and Kendric; sisters, Menduech and Sadet; brothers, Nick and Phil; and several nieces and nephews. Xhevit is predeceased by his parents, Naslem and Mynever Shabani and grandson, Gabriel Haun.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 2:00 to 5:00pm in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111. Per  Xhevit’s wishes, cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your own selection.



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January 22, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Honquest Family Funeral Home-Loves Park Chapel
4311 North Mulford Road
Loves Park, IL 61111


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