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Obituary for Allan M. VanDeMark
ALLAN M. VANDEMARK, 88, of Sterling, IL, formerly of Prophetstown, IL, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Coventry Village Living Center, Sterling, IL. Allan was born May 1, 1926, in Sterling, IL, to F. Vernon and Maurine M. (Maxfield) VanDeMark. He was educated in the Lyndon Grade School and was a graduate of Prophetstown High School in Prophetstown, IL. Allan was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War. He married Rita J. Thompson on October 19, 1947, in Prophetstown, IL. Allan was employed as a credit manager for the former Eclipse Lawn Mower Company in Prophetstown. He later worked for the State of Illinois Employment Office in Sterling, IL, for 25 years until retirement. Allan was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Prophetstown. He was a former member of the Prophetstown American Legion Post #522 and of the Prophet Hills Country Club where he enjoyed golfing. Survivors include his wife, Rita; one nephew, Douglas (Lori) VanDeMark of Geneva, IL; two nieces, Carol (Tim) Hillary of Winter, WI and Rebecca (William) Ecett of Center View, MO; several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Paul VanDeMark.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at St. Catherine Catholic Church " Prophetstown, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Father Francis WawryszukVISITATION: 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home " Prophetstown, IL. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM.INTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery " Prophetstown, IL