Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
December 27, 1990 - Thursday, page A2
VICTOR F. TATE
Kewanee: - Victor F. Tate, 75, of 333 W. Prospect, Kewanee, died Tuesday at Kewanee Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Foundation.
Mr. Tate was born Feb. 20, 1915 in Sandoval, Ill., the son of Samuel N. and Mame (Crane) Tate. He was reared and educated in Sandoval. He married Francis Taber Oct. 17, 1939 in Prophetstown. He retired in 1982 from Kewanee Farms Equipment Company, serving most of his 30 years as a distributor-sales manager. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, Prophetstown; the Prophetstown Masonic Lodge #293 AF & AM for 50 years; and the Midland Country Club. He was an avid golfer and was well known for his homemade wind chimes. He was also a member of the Golden K and was active in Kiwanis Youth Golf Clinic.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Stephen, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Karen Sedjo, Fairfax, Va.; Martha Cisler, Muskegon, Mich.; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, including his twin; and two brothers.