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Vernon Attig

WASHINGTON - Vernon George Attig, age 92, of Washington passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, at his home.

Born May 14, 1921, in Lowpoint, Woodford County, Ill., to Ralph and Lydia (Schneider) Attig, he married Dorothy Glabe on Nov. 28, 1946. They celebrated 66 years of marriage before her death on Dec. 30, 2012.

His parents; two sisters, Ruth Cross and Joan Presley; one daughter, Doris Krus; and grandson, Jon Bailin, also preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son, David (Sheila) Attig of Washington; daughters, Karen (Robert James) Roy of Ottawa, Ill., and Diane (Derek) Price of Peoria, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A World War II Army veteran, Vernon was inducted on Sept. 19, 1942, and served three years and three months, including 31 months in the European Theater of Operations. He was stationed in France and North Africa, earning two Bronze Battle Stars, and was honorably discharged with the rank of technical sergeant 5 on Dec. 28, 1945.

Vernon returned to Washington, Ill., where he worked for Garber Motor Co., was co-owner of Jack and Vern's Shell service station and retired in 1989 after 26 years as superintendent of public works for the city of Washington.

He was a charter member of Grace Bible Church in Washington, Ill., where funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. Pastor Adam Kipp will officiate. Visitation will be 1 1/2 hours prior to services at the church, and burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Missions or Canopy Fund at Grace Bible Church.

Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is in charge of the arrangements.



Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 16, 2014
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