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 George L. Saal

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George L. Saal

Birth
Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Death
12 Jul 1996 (aged 77)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
56853326 View Source

George L. Saal, 77, of 1520 El Camino Drive, formerly of 722 Park Ave., died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Dec. 2, 1918, in Pekin to George and Alice Baldwin Saal, he married Jane Dorothy Allen on Aug. 31, 1946, in St. Louis. She died March 29, 1996. Four brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, George A., Steven A. and Robert L., all of Pekin, and Thomas J. of Plantation, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs.

John (Mary Jane) Sours of Pekin; one sister, Alyce Gilmore of Pekin; and 11 grandchildren.

He served on the Tazewell County Board from 1948 to 1950. He was a state representative from 1954 to 1958, from 1962 to 1964 and from 1966 to 1968. A former president of the Illinois Sheriffs Association, he was Tazewell County sheriff from 1950 to 1954 and from 1958 to 1962. He also worked for the state comptroller's office, retiring in 1982. He was a delegate to numerous Democratic Party conventions.

A World War II Marine Corps veteran who served in the South Pacific, he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Pekin Veterans of Foreign Wars and William Schaefer American Legion Post 44. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pekin and Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Schlarman Council 3507. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at his church. The Rev. Gerald Verdun will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Abts Mortuary, with a Christian wake service at 5 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by his VFW post.

Journal Star (Peoria, IL) - July 13, 1996

George L. Saal, 77, of 1520 El Camino Drive, formerly of 722 Park Ave., died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Dec. 2, 1918, in Pekin to George and Alice Baldwin Saal, he married Jane Dorothy Allen on Aug. 31, 1946, in St. Louis. She died March 29, 1996. Four brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, George A., Steven A. and Robert L., all of Pekin, and Thomas J. of Plantation, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs.

John (Mary Jane) Sours of Pekin; one sister, Alyce Gilmore of Pekin; and 11 grandchildren.

He served on the Tazewell County Board from 1948 to 1950. He was a state representative from 1954 to 1958, from 1962 to 1964 and from 1966 to 1968. A former president of the Illinois Sheriffs Association, he was Tazewell County sheriff from 1950 to 1954 and from 1958 to 1962. He also worked for the state comptroller's office, retiring in 1982. He was a delegate to numerous Democratic Party conventions.

A World War II Marine Corps veteran who served in the South Pacific, he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Pekin Veterans of Foreign Wars and William Schaefer American Legion Post 44. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pekin and Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Schlarman Council 3507. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at his church. The Rev. Gerald Verdun will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Abts Mortuary, with a Christian wake service at 5 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by his VFW post.

Journal Star (Peoria, IL) - July 13, 1996


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  • Created by: Debra
  • Added: 9 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56853326
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56853326/george-l-saal: accessed ), memorial page for George L. Saal (2 Dec 1918–12 Jul 1996), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56853326, citing Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .