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Betts Jr., Alfred E. "Bud"
Alfred E. "Bud" Betts, Jr., 86, of 1640 Oriole Dr., Galesburg, Ill. died 3:37 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his home.

He was born January 29, 1927 in Galesburg to Alfred E. and Helen Ellison Betts, Sr. He married Delores Utsler March 6, 1948 in Knoxville, Ill. She preceded him in death December 15, 2005.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna Lefler of Toulon, Ill., and Sharon (and John) Bainter of Galesburg, a son, Dean (and Kristi) Betts of Galesburg, nine grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Maxine Swigart.

Bud graduated from Knoxville High School in 1945. He was in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947and served after WWII in Germany. He was a machinist for Gale Products for 37 years and retired in 1983. He was a former member of Galesburg American Legion Post #285. Bud was an avid sports enthusiast.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg. Rev. Jon Sibley will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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