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Murk, Gale D.
Gale D. Murk, 58, of RR St. Augustine, died at 12:55 pm Thursday, August 26, 2010 at his home.

He was born on September 23, 1951 in Galesburg to Theodore 'Ted' and Beryle (Brown) Murk.

Gale is survived by his sister, Diana (and Keith) Underwood of RR St. Augustine; one niece, Lauren (and Tom) Lee of Rock Falls; one nephew, Kyle Underwood of RR St. Augustine; a great-nephew, Ethan Lee; 4 aunts and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Abingdon High School in 1969 and from Iowa State University in 1973. He was a feed salesman for FS in Warsaw for a short time. He then farmed with his father and later farmed on his own in the RR St. Augustine area. He was a member of the Abingdon Congregational Church. He was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a member and served on the board of the Knox County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the former Abingdon Jaycees. He was a New York Yankees baseball fan and enjoyed attending many of the local sporting events. He was a licensed private pilot.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Burial will follow in the Abingdon Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday at the chapel. The family will be present from noon to 2:00 pm.

Memorials may be made to Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation, Abingdon Athletic Booster Club or the Congregational Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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