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Saturday, August 8, 2009 Mourns the Passing of Earl Angel

Earl Lee Angel, 74, Wapella, died at 2:19 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 5, 2009) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation was Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Earl Lee Angel Memorial Fund.

He was born Sept. 4, 1934, at Sterling, son of Winford Carl and Helen McQuality Angel. He married Leona I. Crutcher on April 28, 1972, at Lincoln.

Surviving are his wife, Leona I. Angel, Wapella; five children, Rick L. (Beverly) Angel, Clinton; Linda (Brian) Diskin, Fithian; Mike (Maddie) Angel, Farmer City; Deanna (Russell) Moore, Atlanta; and Mark (Kim) Mills, Clinton; three siblings, Gary (Doris) Angel, Andover; and Diann (Jim) Perring and Nancy (Dick) Baldwin, both of Clinton; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one great-grandchild.

He worked at Revere Copper & Brass Inc., Clinton, for 27 years and then he worked at Olin Fabricated Metals as an inspector until he retired. He later owned and operated Earl's Stump Removal.

Earl enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.

All flags 1/2 mast please for U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, Earl Angel.

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