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George Fanning Jr.

1918 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
George Fanning Jr. Obituary
George C. Fanning Jr., 95 years old, of Lake Barrington and formerly a longtime resident of Flossmoor, IL. passed away September 13, 2013 at Good Shepherd Hospital. Born July 25, 1918 to George C. and Amelia Fanning. He is survived by his nine children, Susan (Alan) Guernsey, Michael (Janice) Fanning, Patrick J. (Donna) Fanning, Linda Fanning Young, Carol (Michael) Jarema, James (Sheri) Fanning, John (Alison) Fanning, Kathleen (Michael) Tindel, and Kevin (Bonnie) Fanning, 27 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, brother to William Fanning, and uncle to many nieces and nephews, He is predeceased by his wife of 67 years Helen, his parents and sister Elvera Clough. He and his wife were among the founding parishioners of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish in Flossmoor, IL. where he served as an usher for over 40 years. He worked for Time, Inc. / Life Magazine for 36 years as an advertising salesman. After retiring he volunteered for 25 years with The Executive Service Corps of Chicago. He served his Country during WWII as a member of the 44th Infantry Field Artillery as a Battalion Commander achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel and awarded the Bronze Star, the European Theater of Operations Ribbon with three battle stars, the American Defense Ribbon, and the Victory Medal. Memorial visitation, 10:00 AM until time of the Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Leavitt Ave. and Flossmoor Rd., Flossmoor, IL. 60422. A second Memorial will be held at Lake Barrington Woods, 22320 Classic Ct., Lake Barrington, IL. 60010 on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to: Respond Now, 1439 Emerald Ave., Chicago Heights, IL. 60411. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois. For info 847-577-6505.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2013
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