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Obituary for Earle D. Amman
EARLE D. AMMAN, 89, of 1304 9th Avenue, Fulton, IL, died Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton, IL. Earle was born May 27, 1918 in Fulton, IL, to John and Hattie (Buikema) Amman. He was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools and was a 1936 graduate of Fulton High School. He also attended Scovill Business College in Clinton, IA. Earle married Irma J. Ingwersen on May 30, 1942 in Fulton. She died July 25, 1992. He later married Marjorie Kisthard on September 4, 2000 in Fulton. Earle, along with his father, John Amman, and his brother, Les Amman, owned and operated the former Royal Blue Grocery Store in Fulton, from 1942 to 1953. He and his late wife, Irma, co-owned and operated the Fulton Locker Service from 1953 to 1962 and the Amman"s Department Store in Fulton from 1962 until retiring in 1984. Earle was a member of the Fulton Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Harbor Crest Nursing Home Board of Directors. He was an active volunteer with the Service Corp. of Retired Executives (SCORE). Earle was a charter member of the Fulton Country Club, former member of Fulton Kiwanis Club, and was a longtime active member of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He and his late wife, Irma, were the Grand Marshalls of the 1989 Fulton Dutch Days Festival. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; one daughter, Beth Sullivan of Batavia, IL; one son, Warren (Susan) Amman of Fulton, IL; two stepsons, Jim (Kara) Kisthard and Gary Kisthard both of Red Lodge, MT; three grandchildren, Jill (Matthew) Dobbe, John (Leslie) Amman, and Jeffrey Amman; two step grandchildren, Maelyn and Bannack Kisthard; three great grandchildren, Eric and John Dobbe and Allison Amman; and one sister, Mrs. Hazel Merema of Sterling, IL. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irma; two sisters, Alda Over and Jeanette Wiersema; and three brothers, Richard, Harold, and Lester Amman.
FUNERAL SERVICE 2:00 PM Saturday - February 2, 2008 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING Rev. Scott Stephan - Pastor: Second Reformed Church - Fulton, IL VISITATION 12 Noon until the time of the funeral service - February 2, 2008 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Fulton Township Cemetery - Fulton, IL