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DANVERS - Jack Louis Hall, 69, of Danvers died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home in rural Danvers.

Born March 28, 1945, to Albert (Pete) and Hilda (Kellerstrass) Hall of Peoria, Ill, he married Yvonne Bojrab of Fort Wayne, Ind., on Aug. 14, 1966.

He attended Valparaiso Technical Institute for Electronic Engineering, Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Ind., and received a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Illinois.

Jack taught electronics at Illinois Central College from 1970 to 2000.

He loved teaching, farming, traveling, fishing and designing and building new "gadgets."

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry Hall; and four infant children.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Yvonne; daughter, Crystal Hall at home; daughter, Jacque (Brian) Grant of Danvers; son, Chad (April) Hall of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Nathaniel Grant, Katharina Grant and Brinley Hall.

Jack was an active member at the Mackinaw United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and served as chairman of the Remodeling Committee. For more than 30 years, Jack and Yvonne presented weekends for Marriage Encounter to strengthen and refresh good marriages.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mackinaw United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joy Schlesselman will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, July 24, at his church and one hour prior to funeral services. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens rural Morton.

Haensel Funeral Home in Mackinaw is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family asks that memorials be made to World Wide Marriage Encounter or to Mackinaw United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made to www.haenselfuneralhome.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 23 to July 24, 2014
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