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Francis Ary

TISKILWA — Francis H. Ary, 82, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, in his home, following a brief illness.

Born June 18, 1931, in Peoria to Francis H. and Catherine (Singer) Ary Sr., he married Dorothy Downey Nov. 4, 1951, in Putnam. She survives.

He was a graduate of Tiskilwa High School and a lifelong farmer. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, having been stationed in England.

He was a member of the Tiskilwa Community Church, the Tiskilwa American Legion, the Bureau County Fair Board and the Farm Bureau. He had served as Wheatland Township supervisor for 35 years.

Also surviving are his children, Michael (Mary) Ary of Tiskilwa, Janet (Joseph) Ballerini of New Lenox, Joseph (Diane) Ary of Quincy, Sally (Thomas) Trumpinski of Sublette, Barbara (Michael) Williams of Cunningham, Tenn., and Suzanne Ary of Virginia Beach, Va.; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Robert (LaRue) Ary of Layton, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Edward, Donald, Richard and Dorothy; and one nephew.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Tiskilwa Community Church with the Rev. Todd Krost officiating. Interment will follow in the Putnam Cemetery, with military honors by the Princeton Veterans Memorial Group.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday, April 5, at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the Tiskilwa Community Church or the Tiskilwa Historical Society.

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