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John H. Besse Jr.

December 4, 1921 May 19, 2007
John H. Besse Jr.
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JOHN H. BESSE JR., 85, of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the nursing home.John was born December 4, 1921, in Morrison, IL, to John Sr. and Lois (Snyder) Besse. He was educated in the Erie, IL grade schools and graduated from Erie High School. He married Shirley M. Yohn on January 29, 1944 in Morrison. John served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He farmed in the rural Fenton, IL area for several years, and was later employed with General Electric of Morrison, until his retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison where he served as a deacon, usher and an elder. He was a member of the Morrison American Legion Post #328, the Morrison VFW Post 8281, and the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the former Morrison Country Club and was an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; one son, Bruce (Kathy) Besse of Bedford, TX; one grandson, Geoff Besse; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Ann Perkins of Tampa, FL; one brother, William (Lois) Besse of Sterling, IL.

MEMORIAL SERVICE 4:00 PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home OFFICIATING Rev. Michael Selburg, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, IL VISITATION 2:00 PM until the time of the Memorial Service, Tuesday, May 22, 2007INURNMENT: Private family burial will be held at a later date at Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL

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