Walter H. Hurliman, 95, of Cissna Park passed from this life on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He was born in Ash Grove Twp. on June 10, 1924, the son of Charles and Sophie (Hoffman) Hurliman. He married Marian Bohlmann in 1946 and she preceded him in death in 1996. He later married Marian R. Hasz in 1998 and she survives.
Also surviving are his four children, Janet (Calvin) Hasselbring of Cadiz, KY, Ruth (Marc) Reutter of Cissna Park, Fred (Bonny) Hurliman of Onarga, and Leah (Gene) McDowell of Danville; eleven grandchildren, Corina Tiberi, Candice Lovejoy, Carissa Griffith, Cynthia Zaloudek, Philip Reutter, Eric Reutter, Rachel Helton, Brett Hurliman, Mitchell Hurliman, Jordan Hurliman, and David McDowell; twenty three great grandchildren; four step daughters, Deanne Olivas of Gilbert, AZ, Debbie Dalbey of Mesa, AZ, Connie Long of Nashville, TN, and Donna Gubbins of Momence, IL; eight step grandchildren; and nine step great grandchildren.
Mr. Hurliman was also preceded in death by his six brothers, Charles, Chris, John, Henry, Louie, and Edgar; four sisters, Selena, Pauline, Ruth, and Edna; and two infant sons.
Walter was a World War II veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy as a radio man aboard the USS Brennan DE-13 in the South Pacific. Walt was a lifelong farmer and an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park where he served as Chairman, Elder, Sunday School Superintendant, and Teacher. He was a bank director at Cissna Park State Bank for many years. Mr. Hurliman was a member of the Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park. Rev. Tim Hahn will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be provided by the Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.
Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the 11:00 am service on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Elevator Fund.
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