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Telfer, George E. "Ernie" 73, of Big Rock, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014. He was born May 8, 1941 in Vincennes, Indiana, the son of the late Ernest and Catherine (Cunningham) Telfer. Ernie was raised in Vincennes, Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy. Ernie spent his entire career in the paper mill industry in Michigan and Illinois, where he worked for Aurora Paperboard, which became the Davey Company, up until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Church in Sugar Grove and was a greeter. Ernie was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Sandy, of Big Rock; two children, Adam Telfer, of Sandwich and Julie Telfer, of St. Charles; two stepchildren, Stephanie (Mike) Gary, of Houston, TX and Sarah (Nathan) Lambes, of Hinckley; a granddaughter, Averie Telfer; two step-granddaughters, Claire and Vivian Lambes; his brother, Frank Telfer, of Burbank, CA; his mother-in-law, Geneva Browne, of Plano, TX; his nephew, Robert Telfer, of Huntington Beach, CA; as well as other nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law. Visitation will take place from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove. A liturgical wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 8S055 Dugan Road. Fr. Bob Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at Westside Cemetery, Geneva, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Katharine Drexel Church for liturgical statues. For further information, please call 630-466-1330 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
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Published in the Aurora Beacon News on Aug. 18, 2014
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