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ROCK FALLS - Kenneth R. Ervin, 76, of Rock Falls, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Ken was born Aug. 19, 1940, in Danville, the son of Howard and Dovie (Clifton) Ervin. He married Judith E. Davis on July 17, 1959, in Danville. Ken was a United States Veteran and served in the Navy from 1959-1961. He worked as a manager for around 25 years for Western and Southern Life Insurance Company. Ken was an active member of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Morrison Sportsman's Club. He enjoyed photography, fishing and hunting and loved to build and fly model airplanes.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughter, Christine (Bill) Wright of Burlington, Iowa; his two sons, Jeffrey (Barbara) Ervin of Mundelein, and Timothy (Mishez) Ervin of Rolling Meadows; six grandchildren, Jon Ervin, Bill Wright III, David Ervin, Zoish Avari, Cody Wright and Cossette Ervin; two sisters, Joan Knight of Westville, and Carol Galey of Layfette, Ind.; two brothers, Larry Ervin of Downers Grove, and William "Billy" Ervin of Chapel Hill, Tenn., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, 1002 12th Avenue. Funeral service will follow at noon at the funeral home. Burial with full Military Honors will conclude at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.
For online condolence, please visit: www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 13, 2017
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