Passed away December 11, 2013, at the age of 84. He was born and raised in Illinois, and has been a resident of Colorado Springs for 47 years.|
Served in the U.S. Army for 33 and a half years, and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received numerous accommodations, medals, and awards, including Bronze and Silver Stars and 7 Purple Hearts. He was a member of VFW, DAV, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Loyal Order of the Moose, and the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 2 grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ann, 6 children, 13 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Southgate. A viewing will be held at Swan Law Funeral Home on Monday, December 16, 2013, from 5-7:00 p.m.
Published in The Gazette on Dec. 15, 2013