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Arlyn Cady

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:47 p.m. CDT

PROPHETSTOWN — Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Prophetstown to Leslie H. and Lillie (Bridgestock) Cady. He married F. Lucille Carlson May 16, 1948, in Tampico. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2011.

Arlyn was educated in the Yorktown Grade School and graduated from Tampico High School in 1942. He was a veteran of the Army Engineers serving during European Theatre during World War II. He owned and operated Cady Implement Company in Yorktown for 40 years.

Arlyn was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, Prophetstown American Legion Post 522, Prophetstown Masonic Lodge and the Prophetstown Lions Club. He was also a past member of the Tampico Fire Department. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and having breakfast at the Eureka Inn in Prophetstown.

Surviving are two daughters, Renee (Bob) Andrews of Sterling and Ronna (Mike) Sobottka of Walnut; one son, Randy (Denise) Cady of Yorktown; nine grandchildren, Addison Mills, Jacob Swanson, Sara and Adam Sobottka, Alicia, Andrea and Catrina Cady, Kimberly (Justin) Kelly and Jeffrey (Kristie) Cady; and eight great-grandchildren, Haleigh Peterson, Trinzel Lewis, Asante and Milani Hannah, Gillian and Austin Kelly, and Owen and Khloe Cady.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; one son, Richard Cady; and two brothers, Ward and Leslie Joe Cady.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown with the Rev. Judith Huseth, pastor of the First Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the First Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be directed to the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown and Serenity Hospice in Oregon, Ill.

The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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