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Obits > 1954 - John Adam Firman

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

October 26, 1954 - Tuesday, pg 2


John A. Firman, 88, Dies Monday Evening

Prophetstown: - John A. Firman, 88, a lifelong resident of Prophetstown, died early Monday evening at the Morrison Community Hospital.  Born Sept. 25, 1866, the third son of Louis and Catherine Firman.  John Adam Firman spent his early childhood on a farm near Prophetstown.  Growing to manhood, he became a successful carpenter and contractor and will be remembered by his contemporaries for the excellence of his workmanship.  About 1910, he was married to Mary Alice Keefe in the presence of the Rev. Father L. X. DuFour at St. Mary's in Tampico.  His wife died Oct. 29, 1941.  His parents, three brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.

Though he required care because of failing sight, Mr. Firman was mentally alert and in the bestof health all during his mature years until Oct. 6, when he suffered a stroke while at home in Prophetstown He was taken by ambulance to the Morrison Community Hospital where he rested comfortably in excellent care until Monday at 8:10 p.m. when he died.

The remains will lie in state at the Gardner Funeral Home in Prophetstown until the time of the funeral mass at St. Catherine's Catholic Church on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico.

Rosary will be said Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Gardner Chapel.


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