Delbert L. Looker
WAVERLY - Delbert L. Looker, 88, of Waverly, Ill., died Thursday afternoon, February 21, 2013, at his residence.
He was born June 21, 1924, in Jacksonville, Ill., son of the late Delbert G. and Mary E. Shawen Looker.
He first married Etheleen Tannahill in August of 1948. He later married Dolores M. Lehr on May 21, 1984, in Springfield, Ill., and she survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Gary Looker and wife, Terri, of Waverly, Ill., Michael Looker and wife, Ellen, of Chatham, Ill., and Danny Looker and wife, Kelly, of Lehi, Utah; a step-daughter, Tina Anderson and husband, Ralph, of Rochester, Ill.; a step-son, Kevin Schofield and wife, Michele, of Auburn, Ill.; ten grandchildren, Sarah Turner and husband, Lucas, and Michelle Looker all of Chatham, Ill., Amy Dahlkamp and husband, Matt, of Springfield, Ill., Dylan Schofield and Josh McGuire of Auburn, Ill., Brian Anderson of Jupiter, Fla., and Michelle Cox and husband, Jordan, of Springfield, Ill., Karen Anderson of Roch-ester, Ill., Christy White of Springfield, Ill., and Holley Looker of Champaign, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Brady Turner of Chatham, Ill., Reese Anderson of Jupiter, Fla., and Tristan White of Springfield, Ill.; one sister, Beulah Bennett and husband, Charles, of Rainier, Washington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael D. Looker; and one brother, Frank Looker.
Mr. Looker was employed by Fiat/Allis Company in Springfield, Ill., for over 30 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in both W.W. II and the Korean War and received the Purple Heart. He was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed dancing and farming. He also enjoyed making and flying model airplanes and collecting antique model cars and tractors. He was a lifetime member of Jacksonville Harmony Masonic Lodge #3 A.F. & A.M.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at the Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Ill. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m., Tuesday following the visitation. Private burial will take place in Jacksonville East Cemetery in Jacksonville, Ill. Memorials may be made to Waverly Fire and Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.