Dewey Litchfield Of Macomb Dies

Dewey Litchfield, 88, of Wesley Village in Macomb, formerly of Industry, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1987, in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born June 1, 1898, in Fulton County, a son of Manford and Adelaide Bryan Litchfield. He married Alma Gruber on June 1, 1918, in Astoria. She preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 1982.

Survivors include two sons, Marshall Litchfield and Maurice Litchfield of rural Macomb; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Greuel of Industry, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Botts of Madison, Wis., and Mrs. Rankin (Mildred) Beans of Vermont; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Millard Litchfield of Mesa, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one infant son, one grandchild, one great-grandchild, two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Litchfield moved to Adair in 1925. He resided in the Scotland Township area for 40 years before moving to Industry in 1970. He was a well-known area farmer, retiring in 1970. He had lived at Wesley Village the past four years.

A lifelong church member, he belonged to the United Methodist Church in Industry. He was Scotland Township Supervisor and County Board member for 12 years, serving as chairman several years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Rocking Chair Club, Farm Bureau and Industry Cemetery Board.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the Industry United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Pratt officiating. Burial was in the Industry Cemetery.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/25/1987


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