LAFAYETTE – Warren L. Musselman, 70, of rural LaFayette, passed away peacefully at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, with his family by his side.
He was born Jan. 4, 1948, in Kewanee, the son of Henry and Hildagard (Theobald) Musselman. Together happily since 1985, he married Dorothy A. King on Sept. 9, 1997, in their rural Lafayette home; she survives.
Warren graduated with the Class of 1966 from LaFayette High School. He was raised on the farm, so it was natural to become a farmer himself. While farming, he also worked various occupations, including Better Built in Galva, Butler in Galesburg, and for 13 years at the coal mine in Wyoming, Illinois, as a welder. Later, he worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator in southern Illinois, and he drove semis, making deliveries to every mainland state except Maine during his lifetime. Warren was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Family was his passion, and it showed in everything he did. His hobbies were collecting Minneapolis Moline tractors and equipment, attending various MM tractor conventions, and going to auctions.
Also surviving are three sons, Chad (Melissa) Musselman of Toulon, Brian (Heather) Musselman of Rock Falls, and Jeff (Amanda) King of rural Toulon; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Musselman of Woodhull, and Paul (Valli) Musselman of Douglas, Wyoming; and two nieces, a nephew, and their children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, and one nephew.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memory Gardens in Kewanee. The Rev. Timothy Delaney will officiate. Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to LaFayette First Responders, in care of LaFayette Fire Dept., or Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling.
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