Howard A. Bales

Death:Thursday, October 18, 2007
Ogle Co, Illinois

Howard A. Bales, age 93 of Steward, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at Rochelle Community Hospital. He was born on July 11, 1914 in Washington County, IL, the son of Augustus and Susan (Foster) Bales. He was a graduate of Scovil Business College. Howard married Cecile Krigbaum on Dec. 7, 1950 in Centralia, IL. He was preceded in death by his daughter Nancy Hunter on April 17, 1979 and by two sisters: Ruby German and Edith Whitsell Wilson; and 6 brothers: Glen, Leonard, Ray, Claude, Willard and Willie Bales. Howard retired from farming in 1985. He was a Mason and life member of Horicon Lodge No. 244 of Rochelle.

Survivors include his wife Cecile of Steward, 3 grandchildren: Mary (Ron) Arne, Rob (Susan) Hunter and Edie Hunter; 5 great grandchilden: Maggie Hunter, Vance Hunter, Nels Arne, Brittany Schmitt and Maxwell Arne; 2 great great grandchildren: Scarlett and Cecilia Schmitt.

Services will be held at Steward Methodist Church with Rev. Judy Sherk on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at 11:00 AM in Steward, IL. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral a from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Society. Burial will be at the Steward Cemetery.

Source: Mortuary obit

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