F. Dean Walpole | 1920 - 2014 | Obituary

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F. Dean Walpole

Born: September 27, 1920
Died: June 06, 2014

U.S. VeteranFrederick Dean Walpole, 93, of Jacksonville, IL passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 at Heritage Health in Jacksonville.

He was born September 27, 1920 in Perry, IL, the son of Clyde and Leona Thiele Walpole. He married Lois Mae Martin on December 17, 1944 in Sioux Falls, SD and she survives.

Dean is also survived by a daughter, Judy Reveal (husband, Jim) of Broken Arrow, OK; a son, Ron Walpole (wife, Pam) of rural Alexander; three grandchildren, Jennifer Weida (husband, Erin) of Tulsa, OK, Alison Stewart (husband, Rick) of Park Ridge, IL, and Erika Palacios (husband, Xavier) of Lutz, FL; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Blake, Dorothy Harney, and Mary Walpole, and four brothers, Clyde Jr., Robert, James, and Richard Walpole.

Dean served from 1942 – 1945 with the US Army Air Corps. He returned in 1946 to begin a distinguished career in farming with his wife near Strawn Crossing in northeast Morgan County. They resided on the farm until December of 2008. He was a member of Berea Christian Church where he formerly served as a deacon and board chairman. He was also a member of the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau. Dean had a passion and talent for woodworking, using his skills to create a variety of items for his family, friends, and church. His sense of humor and his fondness for a good story will long be remembered.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville with interment following at Berea Cemetery, south of Prentice. The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 12 noon Thursday until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Berea Christian Church or Berea Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at www.buchanancody.com.

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