VeteranForrest Bricker

Forrest E. "Gene" Bricker, 70, of Astoria died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center's Forest Park Pavilion in Peoria.

He was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Fulton County, a son of Fred and Mildred Horner Bricker.

Surviving are two brothers, Ronald of Havana and Eldon of Downs; and three sisters, Nelda Hay and Mary "Rosie" Heffren, both of Havana, and Delores Haynes of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Three brothers preceded him in death.

He was a Korean War Army veteran.

A member of United Auto Workers Local 1357 in Canton, he worked for International Harvester Co. in Canton for 29 1/2 years, retiring in 1984. He also had farmed in Fulton County.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The Rev. Warren Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to any charity.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/1/2000

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