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Walter Purcell Jr.

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WALTER C. PURCELL JR., 78 MACHESNEY PARK - Walter C. Purcell Jr., 78, of Machesney Park went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in SwedishAmerican Hospital. Born March 17, 1932, in Mount Carmel, the son of Walter C. and Eda Leuthen Purcell Sr. Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. Married Anna Morecraft on Feb. 22, 1959, in Paris. Employed as a civil engineer by the State of Illinois for 32 years and by Winnebago County. Attended Pelley Road Christian Fellowship Church. Avid Notre Dame football fan. Survivors include wife, Anna; daughters, Darlene Don Gustafson and Val Bendel; grandchildren, Brandon and Barak Gustafson; sister, Mary Mae Eaton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents. The family wishes to thank the staff at Provena St. Anne Center for their loving care. Service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park, with visitation from 1 p.m. to service time; the Rev. Jerry Hall will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. For more information, visit delehantyfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2010
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