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Stuart, Kenneth Nick
Kenneth Nick Stuart, 93, a resident of the Care Center of Abingdon died at 1:30 pm Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Care Center.

Ken was born on March 11, 1917 in Fenton, Ill., the son of Nicholas and Clara (Bos) Stuart. He married Signe Johnson on June 10, 1940 in Peoria, Ill. She preceded him in death in March of 1988.

He is survived by two sons, Darwin Gale (and Sue) Stuart of Skokie, Ill. and Gerald Lee (and Magie) Stuart of Abingdon, Ill.; one sister, Evelyn Wilkins of Prophetstown, Ill.; three grandchildren, Alan David (and Beth) Stuart of Winnetka, Ill., Laura Ann Stuart of Milwaukee, Wis. and Allison Kerri Stuart of Brooklyn, New York; two great-grandchildren, Charlie Jane Stuart, age 3 and Roslyn Stuart, age 5 months.

He graduated from Morrison High School in 1935. He had lived in Morrison, Peoria, Grand Rapids, Minn. and in Buhl, Minn. with his wife's widowed sister, Bertha Heikkila for 10 years prior to moving to Abingdon. In Abingdon, he became a resident at the Care Center of Abingdon. Kens family wishes to express their appreciation for the wonderful love and care provided to Ken during his stay there.

He served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked for the Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria for 35 years, retiring from the Human Resources Department. He was a member of the Buhl Lutheran Church. His involvements included the 55 Alive Driving Program and serving on the YMCA Board in Grand Rapids, Minn. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his lifetime.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, April, 26, 2010 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Entombment will be in the American Mausoleum in Peoria, Ill. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Monday at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Abingdon School District Care Center Visit Fund (to help fund projects the students bring to the Care Center residents). Memorials can be given at the chapel or mailed to Abingdon School District, Care Center Visit Fund, 401 W. Latimer St., Abingdon, IL 61410 or to the Buhl Lutheran Church, Buhl, MN 55713.

Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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