MACOMB, ILLINOIS FORMERLY OF RURAL GILSON, ILLINOIS Herman James Sandall, age 94, of Macomb, Illinois formerly of Knoxville, Illinois died at 7:04 A.M. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Wesley Village in Macomb, Illinois. He was born on November 20, 1921 in Elba Township, Yates City, Illinois the son of Henry and Nellie Ethel Seitz Sandall. He was raised in the Elba Township and graduated from Yates City High School in 1941. He married Dorothy Hutson on August 14, 1947 at the Hutson Family Home. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Sandall of Macomb, Illinois and two daughters: Marietta (Philip) Bear of Godfrey, Illinois and Barbara Sandall of Macomb, Illinois; four grandchildren: Peter (Heather) Bear of Winter Garden, Florida, Jonathan Bear of Godfrey, Illinois, Maria (Greg) Hernandez of Winter Garden, Florida, and Rachel Bear of Godfrey, Illinois; two great - grandchildren: Claudia and Alex Hernandez. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: William, Ralph and Harold Sandall; four sisters: Mary Lilyard, Pearl Law, Jessie Foster and Dorothy Hornback. He worked for Gale Products in Galesburg, Illinois, owned and operated Sandall’s Fix-it Shop, repairing and upholstering furniture, and co-owned and operated Whistle Stop Hobby Shop in Knoxville, Illinois. He was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church in Knoxville Illinois, where he was active in the choir, trustees, and Sunday school superintendent; Life Member of AMVETS Post 8 and the Harry Philblad American Legion Post #749 of Knoxville, Illinois. He served in the United States Army during World War II from August 24, 1944 until June 11, 1946. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Knoxville United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Illinois. Memorial Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Knoxville United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Dan Lybarger will officiate. Burial will follow at the Knoxville Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the VFW #2257/Legion #258 Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Knoxville United Methodist Church Choir. Online condolences and sympathy cards may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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