VeteranHaddon Perdew

Haddon Perdew, 87, of Henry, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Asta Care Center in Toluca.

He was born Dec. 3, 1910, in Henry, the son of Charles H. and Edna Haddon Perdew. He married Dorothy G. Kapraun on Sept. 15, 1930. She died May 5, 1995.

Surviving are three sons, Harold of Magnolia, Edward of Harshaw, Wis., and Eugene of Astoria; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He worked in the electronic department at Westclox in Peru and worked with his father on duck decoys and duck calls. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Henry American Legion. He was a member of the Amateur Radio Operators, Starved Rock Radio Club and the Quarter Century Wireless Club.

Services were held Friday at Ries-McKitrick & Newton Mortuary, Henry Chapel with Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial was in Henry Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by his American Legion post.

Memorials may be made to the Charles Perdew Museum Association in care of Henry State Bank.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/27/1998


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