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Prophetstown Echo
A-2 Tuesday, August 19, 2008
E. Harrel Cato
E. Harrel Cato, 67, of 502 E. 2nd St., Tampico, Illinois died Thursday August 14, 2008 at his home in Tampico.
Harrel was born on December 15, 1940 in Zalma, Missouri the son of Sanford Elvie and Opal Elizabeth (Rea) Cato. He was united i9n marriage to Connie M. Burlend on May 31, 1986 in Tampico, Illinois. He retired from the United States Navy where he sered during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired as the water and sewer superintendent for the village of Tampico. He was co-founder and vice president of AGAPE Care Team in Sterling and was a member of the Tampico American Legion.
He is survived by his wife Connie Cato of Tampico, Illinois; one daughter Hollie (Gregory) Rosene of Ohio, Illinois; four sons Gary (Lisa) Phillips of Tampico, Illinois; Ted Phillips of Wyanet, Illinois; Jeffery Cato of Sterling, Illinois; William (Sarah) Phillips of Tampico, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; one sister Joanne Rush of Benton, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Graveside services were conducted on Monday at the Rock Island National Cemetery with the Rev. Brent and Becky Barnett pastors of the Faith Christian Church of Sheffield, Illinois co-officiating. Burial was in the rock Island National Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be sent to: wwwgarlandfuneralhome.com
E. Harrel Cato


TAMPICO - E. Harrel Cato, 67, of 502 E. Second St., Tampico, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at his home. He was a retired Navy veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was employed by the village of Tampico as the water and sewer superintendent before retiring. 

Mr. Cato was born Dec. 15, 1940, in Zalma, Mo., the son of Sanford Elvie and Opal Elizabeth (Rea) Cato. He married Connie M. Burlend on May 31, 1986, in Tampico. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Hollie (Gregory) Rosene of Ohio; four sons, Gary (Lisa) Phillips and William (Sarah) Phillips, both of Tampico, Ted Phillips of Wyanet, and Jeffery Cato of Sterling; a sister, Joanne Rush of Benton; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother. 

Graveside service is at 2 p.m. Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, with the Revs. Brent and Becky Barnett, pastors of Faith Christian Church, Sheffield, co-officiating. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. 

A memorial has been established. 

Condolences may be sent at www.garlandfuneralhome.com on the Internet.

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