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Loren O. Tournear


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Loren O. Tournear Obituary
Loren O. Tournear, 91, of Liberty, died at 2:16 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Loren was born in Liberty on May 2,1927, a son of Clem and Valinda (Beckman) Tournear. He married Georgeann Brink on Nov. 17, 1967, and she survives.

Loren worked for Packaging Corp. for 10 years, he went on to work for R.L. Brink Corp. for 20 years until his retirement. Presently, he was the owner and president of D and L Excavating, a business he truly enjoyed working together with his son Darin.

He had served in the U.S. Navy for two years during World War II and served later in the U.S. Army for four years during the Korean War. He received numerous medals for his honorable service in both the Navy and the Army. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.

An avid horseman, he was a member of the Illinois Harness Horseman's Association. He owned and bred horses, and he was extremely proud of his first-bred trotting horse, "Tour Hall," who was also a successful winner. Loren was a farmer too, who owned and raised livestock for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Georgeann; his children, Terry Tournear of Liberty, Patty (Mike) McCaughey of Quincy, Missy (Charlie) Blackburn of Springfield, Darin (Billie) Tournear of Liberty and Janice (Jerry) Gallaher of Edwardsville; grandchildren, Abby Lauren Dreyer, Brady Dreyer, Peyton Blackburn, Grant Blackburn, Jarett Tournear, Aidan Gallaher, Greyson Gallaher and Natalie Lauren Gallaher; stepgrandchildren, Emily (James) Leffew, Ashley McCaughey and Joe McCaughey; and a stepgreat-grandson, Oliver Leffew. His brother, Gene Tournear of Quincy, and sister, Beulah Peters of Coatsburg, along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dick Tournear and Russell Tournear.

SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter in Quincy, with the Rev. Aaron Kuhn conducting. Interment will be in St. Brigid Cemetery with military honors.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Duker and Haugh.

MEMORIALS: Church of St. Peter.

WEBSITE: dukerandhaugh.com.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, Quincy.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2018
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