VeteranHarry D. Collier

Harry D. Collier, 89, of Danville died at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.

He was born July 16, 1911, in Canton, a son of C. Leonard and Estella Cameron Collier.

He is survived by three grandchildren; one sister, Mary Story of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael, one brother and one sister.

He worked at Vermilion Malleable Foundry for 14 years before entering the U.S. Army during WW II. He served two years in Italy with the 15th Fighter Command, 10th Air Force as a photographer. He came back and worked at Central Foundry for a year and then went to Vermont to work at Ken-Ray Foundry, retiring in March of 1974.

He was a member of Vermont Masonic Lodge #16 and later became a Shriner of Peoria and was active in the Lorraine Valley Shrine Club of Macomb. He was active with the Boy Scouts where he served as a leader for 14 years. He was a member of the American Legion.

Services were held Dec. 26, 2000, at Lakeside-Barrick Funeral Chapel in Danville with Chaplain Robert Marsh officiating. Masonic rites were held prior to the service. Burial was in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital, ANSAR Temple, P.O. Box 5090, Springfield, IL 62705.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2001

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