Dwight Atwater

Dwight AtwaterDwight P. Atwater, 91, formerly of Ipava, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Astoria Gardens.

He was born May 25, 1911, in Ipava, a son of Burleigh and Della Gilson Atwater. He married Edith Leska Brockley on Dec. 24, 1932, in Ipava. She died Jan. 28, 2002.

He also was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are one son, Charles (and Sandra) of Galesburg; one daughter, Nancy Kleiner of Macomb; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He had been a section foreman and tower man for CB&Q Railroad and Burlington Northern Railroad for 40 years.

He was a member of Ipava Presbyterian Church.

Services were held Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Cliff Parry officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Railroad Museum, c/o Charles Atwater, 1240 N. Academy, Galesburg, IL 61401; or Nancy Kleiner, 221 S. White, Macomb, IL 61455.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/29/2003

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