Clement W. Alley, 89, of Lombard, Ill., formerly of DeKalb, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Lexington Square in Lombard.
Born April 29, 1921, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Elsie (Stika) Alley, he married Norma P. Marchal April 11, 1947, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Clem was a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago School of Industrial Design and was employed as an industrial designer for 37 years. Clem was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a flight engineer on a B-17 bomber during World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in DeKalb, WWII Combat Flyers group, Aurora Movie Camera Club and a former member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters, Marsha Pobst of Glen Ellyn and Claudia (Bud) Haimann of Lombard; four grandchildren, Beth and Michael Pobst and Eric and Ben Haimann; sister, Ruby O'Dea of Houston, Texas; brother- and sister in-law, Wayne and Betty Marchal of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, Frank and Amelia Stika; his parents; his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Paul and Mary Marchal, Ralph and Phyllis Meyer, Larkin O'Dea; and father- and mother-in-law, Paul and Velma Marchal.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb, with the Rev. Brian Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb, with full military rites provided by DeKalb County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from noon Monday until the time of services at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb.
For information, call Anderson Funeral Home Ltd. at 815-756-1022 or visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com.