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Gordon K. "Beanie" Biggs, 94, of Georgetown, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Dec. 23, 2017, at the Illiana V.A. Pallative Care Unit. He was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Georgetown, the son of Lee and Gertie Thornton Biggs.
He married Betty Howe on Aug. 10, 1946, in Georgetown. She will miss him dearly as well as his two daughters, Brenda (Bob) Hueston and Susan (Lee) Reinier, both of Georgetown. Also his grandchildren, Amber (Dave) Colt, David (Ann) Keith, Brian Hueston, Carrie (JJ) Jett, Brody Potter, Kacy (Dave) Harris, Susy Jensen, Cindy Smith, Julie (Darrell) Lynch and James Reinier; also 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
He was preceded by his parents, three brothers and two grandsons, Travis Potter and Kai Harris.
Beanie was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII and the Korean War. He was a member of the Georgetown Friends Church, Georgetown American Legion post 203, Eastern Illinois and Western Indiana Shrine Club, Beanie was one of the builders of the 24 man Shriners bike. He was a 32 Degree Mason with Russell Lodge 154. Beanie had owned and operated the former Shell and Marathon gas station in Georgetown for 40 years.
He was an avid Cubs fan, fisherman and gardener and enjoyed gathering walnuts and shelling them. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
A celebration of Beanie's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West Street, Georgetown, with Pastor John Myers officiating. Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. by Russell Lodge at visitation. He will be laid to rest in the Georgetown Cemetery. Georgetown American Legion No. 203 will provide military rites at the graveside. Memorial donations may be given in his name to Georgetown Friends Church or The shriner's Childrens Hospital.
Please join his family in Sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on December 25, 2017
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