|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2009|
NORWOOD, IL - Hubert "Hap" Putney, 84, of Norwood passed away at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at his home.
Hap was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Stronghurst, Ill., the son of Ernest Franklin and Lois Jeannette Shaw Putney. On Jan. 17, 1943, he married Marjorie June Roloff in Kahoka, Mo.
Hap is survived by his wife of 66 years; two sons, Charles of Bartonville and Hubert of Galesburg; three daughters, Margaret (Howard) Hartley of Rochester, Minn., Martha (Jeff) Lowery of Peoria and Ruth Putney of Norwood; five grandchildren, Christopher (Dana), Shawn (Carrie), Heather Franklin, and Benjamin (Kelsey) and Sarah Lowery; eight great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Lauren, Emma, Elizabeth, Abigail, Madison, Collin and Mackenzie; three brothers, Kenneth (Sheila), Fred (Donna), both of Peoria, and Paul (Peggy) of Niceville, Fla.; one sister, Mary West of Peoria; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his constant canine companion, Mary Rose.
He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
He was a U.S. Army Ranger in World War II, participating in the invasion of Normandy and continuing to fight with his unit through the end of the war, receiving a Purple Heart with an oak-leaf cluster and the Bronze Star.
He was a hero in every sense of the word and will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
He worked in the gas department at CILCO for 31 years.
He was a member of the NRA, D.A.V. and the Rangers Battalions Association.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel with military honors at 7 p.m. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the D.A.V. or to PAWS.
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 9/15/2009
Ernest Franklin Putney (1894 - 1969)
Lois Jeannette Shaw Putney (1902 - 1963)
Ernest Junior Putney (1923 - 1988)*
Hubert Allen Putney (1924 - 2009)
Mary Ellen Putney West (1928 - 2010)*
Frederick Earl Putney (1931 - 2014)*
Lois Vernile Putney Olchawa (1934 - 2004)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes were Scattered in Heaven
Maintained by: Shawdau
Originally Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Sep 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42254583
On this veterans Day I want to thank you for your years of service in the Army,your love and commitment to your family and the honorable way you lived your life. I've always been very proud of you Dad, Love, Martha|
Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Happy Birthday Dad, we think of you often and miss you daily. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Love, Martha & Jeff|
Added: Oct. 3, 2014
I honor you today and thank you for the life I have, the wonderful memories I cherish and for having had you as my Dad.I miss you, Love your daughter|
Added: Jun. 15, 2014
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