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Douglas O. Chamberlain
June 28, 1928 - December 24, 2016
DOUGLAS O. CHAMBERLAIN, 88, of 9551 Walnut Road, Lyndon, IL, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, IL.
Douglas was born June 28, 1928, to Charles and Mildred (Weburg) Chamberlain, in Sterling, IL. He attended Lyndon schools. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and was awarded a Purple Heart. He married Avis M. Landheer on September 6, 1952 in Sterling. Douglas worked the family farm which has been in the family for 163 years. He farmed there for 62 years raising Angus cattle and retired in 2013. He also trucked for his good friend, Carl Detra, of Detra Trucking in Lyndon. He was a lifetime member of the American Angus Association, and also the Whiteside County Livestock Feeders Association. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling with his wife.
Survivors include his wife, Avis; two daughters, Diane of Peru, IL and Marcia of Boerne, TX; one son, Alan, of Lyndon, IL; one sister, Mrs. Patricia Francis of Morrison, IL; one brother, David (Susie) Chamberlain of The Villages, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:30 AM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home – Prophetstown, IL
OFFICIATING: Rev. Katrina “Katie” Gallagher – Pastor of the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, IL
VISITATION: 10:00 AM Thursday, December 29, 2016, until the time of the service, at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home
PRIVATE INTERMENT: Oak Knoll Cemetery – Sterling, IL
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center and First Lutheran Church of Prophetstown.