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ST. CHARLES - Earl Raymond Thorpe, 92, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at Geneva Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born December 8, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Earl and Elfrieda (nee Hassenfeldt) Thorpe. He was united in marriage to Donna Reichenbach. Earl honorably served in the United States Army during WWII. Following the war he completed his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. Earl had an accomplished career in layout and design advertising for Wurlitzer and Zenith. During retirement Earl's quest for learning lead him to study astronomy and to write a book about the conflicts in the Middle East. Earl kept an active body and mind during his retirement; he became an avid table tennis player. He is survived by his three children Eric (Patti) Thorpe, Craig Thorpe and Renee Budnik; three grandchildren Daniel (Diane) Budnik, Sandy (Josh) Wekesser and Matt Stuve; three great grandchildren Sophia, Max and Emma; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Donna and a brother Carl Thorpe. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 South Third Street, St. Charles, IL. Funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Hillside, IL. For additional information, contact Moss Family Funeral Homes, 630-584-2000 or www.mossfuneral.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on June 9, 2014
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