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Obituaries

Allan M. VanDeMark

PROPHETSTOWN – Allan M. VanDeMark, 88, of Sterling and formerly of Prophetstown, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.

Allan was born May 1, 1926, in Sterling to F. Vernon and Maurine M. (Maxfield) VanDeMark. He graduated from Prophetstown High School, and married Rita J. Thompson on Oct. 19, 1947, in Prophetstown. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He was as a credit manager for the former Eclipse Lawn Mower Co. in Prophetstown, and later worked for the state of Illinois Employment Office in Sterling for 25 years, until his retirement. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Prophetstown.

He is survived by his wife; nephew, Douglas (Lori) VanDeMark of Geneva; nieces, Carol (Tim) Hillary of Winter, Wis., and Rebecca (William) Ecett of Center View, Mo.; and several great-nephews and -nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul VanDeMark.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Prophetstown, with the Rev. Francis Wawryszuk officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

Memorials may be made to St. Catherine Catholic Church or the Prophetstown Food Pantry.

Visit www.bosmagibson.com to send condolences.

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