|4/4/2014 10:05:00 AM|
Francis H. Ary, 82, of Tiskilwa died April 3, 2014, in his home following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Tiskilwa Community Church with the Rev. Todd Krost officiating. Interment will follow at Putnam Cemetery, with military honors by Princeton Veterans Memorial Group.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today in Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the church.
Mr. Ary was born June 18, 1931, in Peoria, to Francis H. and Catherine (Singer) Ary Sr. He married Dorothy Downey on Nov. 4, 1951, in Putnam.
He was a graduate of Tiskilwa High School. He was a lifelong farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict having been stationed in England.
He was a member of Tiskilwa Community Church, Tiskilwa American Legion, Bureau County Fair Board and the Farm Bureau. He had served as Wheatland Township supervisor for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife; 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; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Edward, Donald, Richard and Dorothy; and one nephew.
Memorials may be directed to Tiskilwa Community Church or Tiskilwa Historical Society.
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