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Obits > 1955 - Alphonse Hermie

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
June 27, 1955 - Monday, pg 2


Alphonse Hermie Dies, Funeral Rites Tuesday

Prophetstown: - Alphonse Hermie, 66, passed away Sunday morning at his home near Prophetstown.  The body was removed to the Gardner Funeral Home, where friends may call at the chapel. The rosary will be recited tonight at the Gardner Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. (CST) at St. Catherine's Church, Prophetstown. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Tampico.

He was born July 4, 1888 in Belgium, the son of Peter and Lois Van Hyfte Hermie.  He was educated in Belgium and came to the United States in 1913.  He served in the U. S. Army during World War I and returned to Belgium after the war where he married on Sept. 2, 1921.  He and his wife returned to this country after their marriage and lived in the Kewanee, Atkinson and Annawan communities before moving to Prophetstown 26 years ago.

He was a member of St. Catherine's Church and the American Legion Post 522.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline; one son, Noey, Prophetstown; four daughters, Mrs. Ed (Louise) Maes, Tampico; Mrs. Ray (Irene) Maes, Mrs. Ernest (Joey) Verhulst and Mrs. Delner (Mary Ann) Doubler all of Prophetstown; one sister, Sister Clothilde, Belgium; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents, three sisters and eight brothers.


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