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Leslie Kenneth Troyan, 89, of McNabb passed away Jan. 30, 2013, in Heartland Health Care Center, Peoria.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Pastor Carol Stufflebeam will officiate. Cremation rites will follow.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday in the funeral chapel.
Leslie was born March 9. 1923, in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Andrew and Viola Wilmenia (Clark) Troyan. He married Joyce Elaine Wilson on June 28, 1947, in Dousman, Wis. They celebrated their 65th anniversary on June 28, 2012.
He graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1942 and continued his education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, majoring in physical education. He received gymnastics awards in college.
He in World War II in the U.S. Army as a sergeant with 1st Calvary Division, 1st Signal Troop in the Pacific Theater from 1942-45.
Les worked for Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colo. from 1950-51. He returned to Illinois and became a lifetime farmer in Putnam County.
He was a board director for McNabb Telephone Co. for 54 years, with six years as president; past commander of American Legion Post 1242 and served on the honor guard; Putnam County selective service board for 10 years; the Clown Association of La Salle; Old Timer Softball; Magnolia Swaney PTA president. He also was a member of Magnolia Grange and Private Pilot Association. He flew guide dogs from Texas to Illinois.
Survivors are his wife, Joyce of McNabb; one son, Kenneth R. (Linda) Troyan of Peoria; one daughter, Kathleen M. (Grant) Burger of Chillicothe; four grandchildren, Jennifer Jackson of Chicago, Melissa (Mark) Walsh of Ottawa, Michelle (Don) Wiley of Chillicothe, Kevin (Karen) Hepner of Woodbine, Ga; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.
Memorials may be directed to McNabb Ambulance Service or Putnam County Senior Center.
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