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Ivon J. Sharkey, 81, of 29429 Route 92, LaMoille died at 1:05 a.m. Feb. 1, 2013, in St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick’s Church, Arlington, with the Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Park, Spring Valley, with military services conducted by Ladd American Legion.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday in Hurst Funeral Home, Ladd. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church until the time of Mass.
Mr. Sharkey was born Nov. 1, 1931, in Maytown to William and Frances (Gugerty) Sharkey. He married Sharon Thompson on Sept. 6, 1964.
He attended Dixon High School and earned his general education diploma and some college credits while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a 56-year member of the Operating Engineers. He served as a business agent for many years and later was an assistant coordinator for the apprenticeship improvement program and Hazmat training. He also served on the Training Sites Board.
Mr. Sharkey was a member of the retirees club in District 1 and 5, Walnut Masonic Lodge 722, Amaranth Chapter 290 of Order of the Eastern Star and Operating Engineers Square Club. He had attended St. Patrick’s Church in Amboy.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Becky Sharkey of Peru and Paula (Ed) Eubanks of Thomson; two sons, Brian Sharkey at home and Mark (Judy) Sharkey of Columbia; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Milaicki of Peru and Cody (Levi) Henson of White Bluff, Tenn.; two grandsons, Erik Milaicki of Peru and Jacob Sharkey of West Jordan, Utah; five stepgrandchildren, three great-grandsons and several stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Elaine Routh of Grand Rapids, Mich.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael; one brother, Patrick; and one sister, Marie McCoy.
Memorials may be directed to Illinois Veterans Home at La Salle or St. Jude.
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