12/17/1921 - 04/23/2009
Wayne Price, 87, of Kewanee, Il. died at 10:25 P.M. April 23, 2009 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Il.
Wayne was born December 17, 1921 in Kewanee, Il. the son of Robert and Laura (Swearingen) Price. He graduated from Neponset High School in 1940. Wayne served in the Coast Guard during WWII and married Elaine Geer January 31, 1943 in Oakland, Ca.
She survives along with one daughter Sharon (Ron) Larson of Kewanee, one granddaughter Lesa Hayden Griffin of Kewanee, one brother Dean (Janet) of Neponset, Il. and two nieces Linda (Ethan) Whitney and Laurie (Chet) Bauer all of Peoria.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.
Wayne was a well known cattle dealer for over 50 years in the area and is remembered for his Breeding Bull Business. Wayne owned and operated the Kewanee sale barn from 1972-1987 and even though he sold the business he continued to attend the sales every week until his death.
He was a 58 year member of Burns Grange, was currently serving on the board of directors at the Flemish American Club in Kewanee, was a member of the Tri City Saddle Club, Wyanet Antique Car Club and enjoyed his dogs Barkley and Jade.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Virginia Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee where military honors will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donorís choice.