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Served with Honor - United States Military Veteran
Lloyd C. Pugh, Sr.
Lloyd C. Pugh, Sr.
August 04, 1925 - February 12, 2010
Rock Island, Illinois

Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday February 14, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday February 15, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.
Interment: Monday February 15, 2010 at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.

Lloyd C. Pugh, Sr., 84, of Rock Island, died Friday, February 12, 2010 at his home.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial is at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be presented by Moline American Post 246. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lutheran World Relief or a favorite charity.

Lloyd was born August 4, 1925 in Vergennes, Ill. to Charles William and Emma Seligmiller Pugh. He grew up in Pinckneyville, Ill. and graduated from Pinckneyville High School in 1943. He married Ruth E. Rieckenberg on September 10, 1949 in Campbell Hill, Ill.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was wounded in December, 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge, was invalided out to a hospital in Paris, then England, and then to a hospital in the States. Lloyd was presented two Purple Hearts for his wounds.

After the War, he came to Rock Island and worked at the International Harvester Corp. Farmall Works from March, 1947 through June, 1982.

He was a 60 year member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island, was active in Little League and helped coach during his son’s growing-up years, and was a former member of the V.F.W.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; son and fiancée, L. Charles Pugh, Jr. and Diane Spurgetis, and daughter, Rosalind Kenney, all of Rock Island; granddaughters, Katharine Penrod, Virginia Beach, Va., and Jennifer Kenney, Edwardsville, Ill.; and three great-grandchildren, Damian, Jeffrey, and Ruth Anne Penrod, Virginia Beach.

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