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Obits > 1969 - Ben Vanderleest

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

December 18, 1969 - Thursday, pg 1 col 1





Ben VanderLeest Dies Suddenly, Rites To Be Friday


Prophetstown: - Ben VanderLeest, 75, passed away suddenly at his rural fram home Wednesday morning.


Funeral services will held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Gardner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Preston Wood officiating. Burial will be in Lyndon Cemetery.


Mr. VanderLeest was born Aug. 13, 1894, the son of Joseph and Annie Damhoff VanderLeest, in Fulton.


He attended school in Round Grov;e. He had farmed in the area for 50 years. 


He is survived by one brother, John, Morrison.


Friends may call at the chapel Thursday evening.


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