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Lushin Perry

TISKILWA — Lushin C. Perry, 101, of Tiskilwa passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle.

Born March 24, 1916, in Marshall, Ind., to Frank Charles and Esta Viola (Hockett) Perry, he married Edith Hedwig Pupp Dec. 14, 1946, in Crown Point, Ind. She preceded him in death in 2005.

He had served in the U.S. Army in the 5th Division of the 3rd Army during World War II in the European Theatre of Operations, having served under George Patton. He had retired from Consolidated Freightways in 1993 and had worked for GTE of Princeton. He was a member of the Wyanet VFW.

Surviving are his children, Priscilla (Dale) Ethridge of Tucson, Ariz., Allen (Donna) Perry of Tiskilwa, Deborah (Thomas) Towne of Dover, Wendy (Joseph) Strong of Lacon and Fay (David) Youngquist of Tacoma, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Othella and Martha; one brother, Clayton; three grandchildren; and  one great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held in the Poplar Grove Cemetery in Marshall, Ind., at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Malden Ambulance Service.

Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-JensenFuneral Home in Princeton.

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