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Melvin Feik

Published: Friday, April 6, 2012 2:56 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 6, 2012 8:07 p.m. CDT

LAMOILLE — Melvin Feik, 98, of LaMoille died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

Born Oct. 14, 1913, in LaMoille to John and Ella (Althaus) Feik, he married Doris Alshouse Jan. 6, 1937, in LaMoille. She died in August 1990. He married Marjorie Thompson in December 1992. She died in December 2003.

He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in LaMoille since 1927. He previously served for 20 years on the LaMoille School Board. He farmed all of his life in the LaMoille area before retirement. He raised purebred Duroc hogs, Herefeord and Simmental cattle, and showed hogs at the Illinois State Fair and Bureau County Fair for 50 years. He was a past member of the Duroc, Hereford and Simmental Association.

Surviving are one daughter, Jane Dilbeck of Mendota; one daughter-in-law, Barb Feik of LaMoille; one stepdaughter, Margo (Bill) Phillips of LaMoille; two stepsons, Dennis (Linda) Thompson of Princeton and Larry (Lana) Thompson of New Mexico; five grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 14 stegreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Richard "Duke"; one son-in-law, David Dilbeck; and one stepgrandson, Jeff Thompson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Community United Methodist Church in LaMoille with the Rev. Sang Myung Park officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery, Mendota.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota.

Memorials may be directed to the Community United Methodist Church in LaMoille, Mendota Lutheran Home or Mendota Area Senior Services.

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