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Upp, Harold W.
Harold W. Upp, age 93, of Bloomington, Illinois formerly of rural Gilson, Illinois died on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 8:00 A.M. at his son's residence in Bloomington, Illinois.

He was born on January 7, 1916 in Gilson, Illinois, the son of George and Bertha Hughes Upp.

He married Maxine Cramer on August 12, 1937 in Burlington, Iowa.

She preceded him in death on April 1, 1984.

Surviving are:

Son: Rodney (Beverly) Upp of Bloomington, Illinois

Two Grandsons: Brian (Heather) Upp of Bloomington, Illinois, Bradley (Kristin) Upp of Lisle, Illinois

One Great Grandchild: Aubrie Upp of Bloomington, Illinois

Preceded in death by his parents; one son: Myron Upp; two brothers and two sisters

He was raised and educated in Knox County graduating from Knoxville High School.

He worked at the Tie Plant in Galesburg, Illinois, now Koppers, treating ties until he retired.

He was a member of the Knoxville Presbyterian Church.

He enjoyed gardening and mowing his yard.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 11:30 A.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois with Visitation beginning at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Phyllis Sterr officiating.

Private Family Burial in Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Knoxville Presbyterian Church or The Pantagraph Good Fellow Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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