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Melvin Bruce Ilsley

October 6, 1928 May 14, 2019
Melvin Bruce Ilsley
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MELVIN BRUCE ILSLEY, 90, of Windsor Manor, Morrison, IL; formerly of Prophetstown, IL, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Windsor Manor.

Cremation rites have been accorded; there will be no visitation or services. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, Prophetstown, IL, is in charge of arrangements. A memorial to the Windsor Manor has been established.

Melvin was born October 6, 1928 in DeKalb, IL, to Ross and B. Claire (Huftalin) Ilsley. He was educated in the Cortland, IL grade schools and attended DeKalb High School. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, and served during the Korean War. On August 30, 1957 he married Jeanette Cassier in Sycamore, IL. Melvin was an over-the-road truck driver for many years, and then retired from the Illinois State Highway Department. He was a member and past post commander of the Sycamore VFW Post #5768. He enjoyed trucking and traveling and camping with his family. Melvin’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his wife, Jeanette, and the grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; three daughters, Christine Barcus of Freeport, IL, Claire (Terry) Ericson of Bella Vista, AR and Diane (Frank) Heisner of Prophetstown, IL; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Zetta) Barcus, Steven Barcus, Daniel (Phuong) Barcus, Carlie Ericson, Michael Ericson, Scott (Jess) Wirsing, Jeff Wirsing and Rachel Wirsing; five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Ilsley and one brother in infancy, George Ilsley.

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