Obituary of Arthur W. Endress
Princeville – Arthur W. Endress, 76, of Princeville, died at 12:23 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2008, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Arthur was born April 20, 1931, in Speer, Illinois, the son of Henry and Marie Schmitgall Endress, he married Edith Hill on January 23, 1954, in Tahlequah, OK. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Endress of Peoria, and Rita (and Kevin) Kirk of St. Peters, MO; three grandchildren, Justin, Stacey, & Drew; one brother, Sam (and Dora) Endress of Morton; and one sister, Miriam (and Dan) Messerli of Peoria. His parents, one granddaughter, two brothers and six sisters preceded him in death.
Arthur was a United States Marine Veteran serving during the Korean conflict and was a lifetime member of the Princeville American Legion Post #248. He was a general contractor in the Princeville area for many years.
Arthur was a charter & current member of the Princeville Lions Club where he was Past President and Past Lion Zone Chairman. He also was a Lions Melvin Jones Fellow. Arthur was a former Princeville Village Board member for 12 years. He enjoyed collecting antiques, caps, and Lion’s memorabilia. Arthur also enjoyed square dancing and camping.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church, Princeville. Rev. Harry Losey will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery with military rites conducted by Princeville American Legion Post #248 and Princeville VFW Post #1255.
Memorial contributions may be made to Akron/Princeville Ambulance Service or Princeville Lions Club.
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Bert Haskell Jr. - Funeral Director/Embalmer
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