Fred Sales, Peoria, Dies

Fred G. Sales died at his home in Peoria, Thursday, aged 67 years and 8 months. He was only ill twelve hours.

Mr. Sales was born Feb. 24, 1878 at Bath, Ill., the son of Willard and Mary Ann Sales. He was united in marriage to Nellie Bollinger in the year 1900. To this union was born three sons, Harold Sales of Peoria, George Sales at home and Samuel dying in infancy; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Cooke, Canton, Mrs. Opal Lind of Bader and Mrs. Wilma Thompson of Astoria, who with the widow survive. He is also survived by one brother, William Sales and a sister, Mrs. Luella Heflin, both of Vermont; fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Early in life Mr. Sales became a Christian and was a member of the South Fulton church near Astoria. For several years he was engaged in farming in the vicinity of Browning. For the past 17 years he has been employed at the Caterpillar plant in Peoria.

Mr. Sales was a devout Christian. One of his favorite Bible readings for morning prayer was the 12th chapter of Romans, 10 verse: “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love—in honor prefering one another.” In his daily life he practiced that precept.

Funeral services were held at the South Fulton church Sunday at one o’clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson of Astoria. Burial in the nearby cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 11/14/1945


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