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Harry L. Deets

Published: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

POLO – Harry L. Deets, 87, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

He was born April 24, 1926, in Sterling, the son of Fremont and Teresa (Dombrowski) Deets. He was united in marriage to Thelma Wombwell on Nov. 9, 1945, in Dixon. She preceded him in death in January 2004. 

Harry farmed in the Polo and Sterling area for many years, then went on to work for Henry Pratt for more than 20 years as a welder until retiring. He was a longtime member of East Jordan Church, and current member of Faith United Methodist Church in Polo. Harry was a square dance caller and member of the Leaf River Lucky Leafs. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in Germany during World War II as a military police officer. 

Survivors include his daughters, Anita (Dan) Ford of Polo, and Lora Lee (Chuck) Hedrick and Lois Ann (Bruce) Wilson, both of Houston; his son, James L. Deets of Polo; grandchildren, Christine Stamm, Jason (Erika) Ford, Heather (Steve) Ridenhour, Amber (Russell) Stewart, Morgan Lee Hedrick, Taylor Hedrick, Mark Wilson, and Kirk Wilson; and special friend, Lois Voss of Polo.

He also was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and four brothers.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Polo Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Faith United Methodist Church in Polo. Burial will be at East Jordan Cemetery in Sterling. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Faith United Methodist Church, 702 E. Dixon St., Polo, IL 61064. 

Visit www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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