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    Lila Page

    Lila Page Litchfield Lila Ann Page, 66, of Litchfield, passed away on Mon., Oct. 14, 2019 in her home. She was born on Sept., 3, 1953, in Barry, IL, a daughter of Samuel Alfred & Eleanor June (Davidson) Taylor.  She graduated Hillsboro High School with the Class of 1971. Lila worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart for 20 years. She married Kenneth Eugene Page on May 2, 1975 in Hillsboro, IL.  He survives. She operated the “Looney Bin Youth Center.”  Lila enjoye…

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    (Willa) Mae Morton

    (Willa) Mae Morton A long-standing Litchfield Community member, Willa “Mae” Morton, who was an angel on earth became an angel in heaven on October 13, 2019 at Heritage Health in Litchfield, IL.  Mae was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.  Soon after graduating from O’Fallon, IL High School in 1944 she married William “Bill” Morton while he was serving in the Navy during WWII.  They had two children, Lynn Ann and Kenny Bill,… A long-stan…

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    Harry & Florence Hopper

    Harry & Florence Hopper Roswell, GA Harry and Florence Hopper Family and friends are invited to a committal services of the interment of ashes ceremony for Harry and Florence (Mazenko) Hopper on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery in Litchfield. Florence and Harry grew up in Litchfield and Staunton, respectively. In recent years they enjoyed their residence at St. George Village, Roswell, GA. Florence and Harry were beacons of light and love for one another and…

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    Dorothy Buck

    Dorothy Buck Dorothy Belle (Friend) Buck, 99, of Litchfield, passed away on Sun., Oct. 6, 2019 at 5:12 p.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  She was born on Aug. 29, 1920 in Litchfield, IL, a daughter of Bert & Ida (Weber) Draper.  Dorothy married Raymond Walter Friend on Oct. 10, 1936 in Hillsboro.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1979.  She later married Leo Nelson Buck on June 13, 1987, in Phoenix, AZ.  He preceded her in death…

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    Stella Knight

    Stella Knight Stella Marie Knight, 89, of Litchfield, passed away on Sat., Sept. 28, 2019 at 5:15 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  She was born on July 31, 1930, in Staten Island, NY, a daughter of Carlo Milatto & Maria (Marotto) Santoro.  Stella married Earl Ray Knight on Nov. 22, 1952 in Staten Island, NY.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1997.  She was an office clerk and worked from an office pool – working in various companies….

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    Martha Sperry

    Martha Sperry Martha May Sperry, 76, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wed., Sept. 25, 2019 at 2:08 p.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on June 11, 1943 in Cedartown GA, a daughter of Lawrence & Mary (Teat) Sowell.  Martha was a graduate of Cherokee County High School in Centre, AL.  She married Donald Leroy Sperry on June 25, 1960.  He preceded her in death on June 26, 2018.  Martha was the Activities –…..

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    Betty Hudson

    Betty Hudson Betty Lucille Hudson, 89, of Litchfield, passed away on Fri., Sept. 20, 2019 at 12:35 a.m. in Copper Creek Cottages Memory Care in Litchfield.  She was born on Sept. 12, 1930 in Zanesville Twp., a daughter of Benjamin & Carrie (Gilbert) Wright.  She married Donald Lee Jones on Feb. 14, 1948.  They later divorced.  Betty married Charles William Hudson on June 22, 1980.  He preceded her in death on May 28, 1988.  Betty was a homemaker.  She wa…

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    Marian Hampton

    Marian Hampton Marian Louise Hampton, 86, of Ellisville, MO., formerly of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:45 a.m. at the Mercy Hospice South – DeGreef Hospice House in Sappington, South St. Louis County, MO.    Born in Claremont, IL a daughter of J. Ferd and Clara (Benefiel) Clark.  A graduate of LaJunta High School, LaJunta, CO Class of 1949.   She worked as a secretary for several years while living in Colorado. She married Earl Willia…

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    Dolores Kruse

    Dolores Kruse Dolores Joyce Kruse, 86, of Litchfield, passed away on Fri., Sept. 6, 2019 at 9:15 p.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  She was born on July 3, 1933, in Litchfield, IL, a daughter of Benjamin & Belvia (Parrott) Kruse.  Dolores graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1951.  She was the office manager – bookkeeper at McKay Auto Parts in Litchfield for 40+ years.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in… Dol…

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    James Keith

    James Keith Litchfield Mr. Keith died Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 8:28 a.m. in his home.  He was born April 8, 1949 in Hillsboro, Illinois and was the Son of James R. and Ada B. (Kershaw) Keith. He graduated from the Hillsboro High School with the Class of 1967. After Graduation, he was employed as an Offsett Pressman & Type Setter for the House of Sunshine in Litchfield, IL where he met his wife, Sandra (Sandy) Parnell. They were married on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1968 in…

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    Glennister “Dick” Weiss

    Glennister “Dick” Weiss Glennister “Dick” Weiss, 91, of Litchfield, passed away on Mon., Aug. 19, 2019 at 8:05 p.m. in Copper Creek Cottages Memory Care in Litchfield.  He was born on April 26, 1928, in Mt. Olive, IL, a son of Henry & Tessa (Gropple) Weiss.  Mr. Weiss was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, WWII.  He married Betty Joyce Bouillon on Mar. 18, 1948 in Pocahontas, AR.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 2004.  Mr. Weiss worked for Jim Fudoli for 17 years d…

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    Pauline Scott

    Pauline Scott Pauline Mae Scott, 80, of Litchfield, passed away Fri., Aug. 16, 2019 at 3:25 a.m. in HSHS St. Francis Hospital.  She was born on July 13, 1939, in Litchfield, IL, a daughter of William Herman & Viola Belle (Hughes) Stockamp.  Pauline married the love of her life Alvin Lemar Scott on March 29, 1958 in Litchfield.  He preceded her in death on March 31, 2004.  Pauline worked as a waitress in her younger years at the old A&W, The Gardens, and the Annex C…

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    Rosemarie Werner

    Rosemarie Werner Rosemarie Werner, 66, of Wilsonville, formerly of Mt. Olive, passed away on Mon., Aug. 12, 2019 at 1:19 a.m. in Carlinville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.  She was born on June 19, 1953, in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of James Junior & Hazel (Harrison) Parrish.  Rosemarie worked in various factories throughout her life.  She married Kenneth Ray Werner on May 15, 1970 in First Baptist Church in Litchfield.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2…

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    Ronald Fry

    Ronald Fry Hillsboro Ronald Gene Fry, 65 of rural Hillsboro, IL passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 3:42 a.m. at his home surrounded by his family.  Born on September 29, 1953 in Malden, MO. A son of O.C. and Louise (Hodges) Fry.  He was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1972. He married the former Nancy Kay Heck on June 10, 1972 in Malden, MO.   Mr. Fry was employed at Echlin Mfg. – Brake Parts Co., Affinia Corp. in Litchfield for over 30 years as a manufact…

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    Raymond Stewart, Jr.

    Raymond Stewart, Jr. Raymond Sylvester Stewart, Jr., 82 of Hillsboro, passed away on Thurs., Aug. 1, 2019 at 11:05 a.m. in Montgomery County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on May 24, 1937, in Hillsboro, IL, a son of Raymond Sylvester & Jessie Mae (Hamilton) Stewart, Sr.  He graduated from Lincolnwood High School in Raymond.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired after 23 years of service.  Raymond had also worked at Wal-Mart in the meat …

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    S. Guinn

    S. Guinn S. Gene Guinn, 79, of Litchfield, passed away Mon., July 29, 2019 at 4:55 p.m. in HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  He was born on April 1, 1940 in Schram City, IL, a son of Stanley Perdue & Josephine Leona (Adams) Guinn.  Mr. Guinn was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He graduated from Hillsboro High School.  He later worked as a Correctional Officer at Statesville & Vandalia Correctional Facilities.  He then became a police officer and worked fo…

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    Kay Jones

    Kay Jones Litchfield, IL Kay Arlene Jones, 75, of Litchfield, IL, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:35 a.m. at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones.  Born June 25, 1944 near Walshville, a daughter of Charles Otto and Viola B. (Richardson) Heisman. Kay was employed for several years at Roller Derby Skate Corp., Echlin – Brake Parts Corp., and was the manager of the Litchfield Bowl. Kay’s greatest joys in life were her husband, her children and taking care of and helping…

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    Joyce Jackson

    Joyce Jackson Joyce Ann Jackson, 84, of Litchfield, passed away on Thurs., July 18, 2019 at 2:18 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  She was born on Oct. 12, 1934, in Raymond, IL, a daughter of Dewey A. & Herod Viola (Goodwin) Beatty.  She graduated from Lincolnwood High School.  Joyce married Everett Wesley “Wes” Jackson on Aug. 15, 1953 in Raymond.  He preceded her in death on July 30, 2003.  She was a member of St. Timothy United…..

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    Shirley Zippay

    Shirley Zippay Shirley Lea Zippay, 89, of Litchfield, passed away Tues., July 16, 2019 at 2:20 a.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on Dec. 23, 1929 in Hillsboro, IL, a daughter of Thomas F. & Helen Elizabeth (Weaver) Lewis.  She was a member of Cornerstone Ministries in Benld. She worked as a clerk at Wal-Mart in Litchfield for several years, Olin Brass Company in Alton and had also taken care of elderly people in their homes.  Shirley enjoyed hav…

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    Davy Middleton

    Davy Middleton Davy Lee Middleton, 60, of Litchfield, passed away on Wed., July 10, 2019 at 1:23 p.m.  He was born on Dec. 27, 1958, in Granite City, IL, a son of Robert D. & Betty June (Griffin) Middleton.  Davy worked as a Pipeline Construction worker and worked all over the country.  He had previously worked with Tru-Weld, Dana Brake Parts, Echlin Manufacturing & Granite City steel mills.  He was a member of Litchfield Moose Lodge #1634, Litchfield Eagles Aerie …

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    Mary Meyer

    Mary Meyer 84 year old Mary K. Meyer, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11:48 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. Born August 21, 1934 in Litchfield, the daughter of Edward Bernard and Catherine Elizabeth (Roller) Hilger. A graduate of Litchfield Community High School Class of 1952. Mary K. married Paul Francis Meyer on May 21, 1955 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Litchfield. Mr. Meyer passed away January 13, 2013. Mrs. Meyer was employed by the late Dr. Ross…

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    Rebecca Graham

    Rebecca Graham Rebecca Sue Graham, 71, of Raymore, MO, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 27th, 2019. Rebecca was born in Alton, Illinois, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Emma Henderson. Rebecca was a graduate of Gillespie High School, Class of 1966.  Shortly thereafter, Rebecca married Richard L. Atteberry, of Litchfield, who preceded her in death in 1973. Rebecca’s early career involved working as Administrative School Secretary and LPN nurse. For the past 20 years, Rebecc…

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    Lisa Earnest

    Lisa Earnest Lisa Dawn Earnest, 55, of Vandalia, formerly of Sorento, passed away on Sun., June 30, 2019.  She was born in Litchfield, the daughter of Donald Ray “Buster” & Donna Jean (Griffiths) File.  Lisa graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1981 and obtained her Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.  She was employed by the Vandalia Post Office as a rural carrier for several years.  In her leisure time, she… Lisa Daw…

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    Martha Jackson

    Martha Jackson Martha McHenry Cassity Jackson was born on February 9, 1932, in Bonne Terre, MO and left this earth to be with the Lord she served, on Wednesday June 26, 2019, following a prolonged illness requiring care in the Heritage Health Center in Gillespie, IL.  Her mind remained strong as her physical health declined.  Her passing was preceded by a life of many accomplishments.  She graduated from Flat River High School, attended Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO,…

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    Gary Pope

    Gary Pope Gary D. Pope, 84, of New Orleans, LA, formerly of Sorento, IL, passed away in his home on Wed., June 26, 2019 at 1:36 p.m. surrounded by his family and siblings. Gary was born April 27, 1935 in Sorento, Illinois.  He played center on his basketball team and went on to play at Greenville High School where he met and later married the love of his life, Kay Haram.  They settled in Greenville and started a family.  Gary worked in accounting at Pet Milk in Greenville, was …

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    Andrew Rosentreter

    Andrew Rosentreter Andrew Alec Rosentreter, 58, of Hillsboro, passed away on Tues., June 25, 2019 at 9:42 p.m.  He was born on Dec. 6, 1960, in Carlinville, IL, the son of Norman Alexander & Mary Viola (Walton) Rosentreter.  Andrew graduated from Hillsboro High School with the Class of 1978.  He attended Lincoln Land Community College and graduated with an Associates Degree.  Andrew was self-employed at Rosentreter Insurance Agency as an Insurance Agent.  He marri…

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    Mary Hitchings

    Mary Hitchings Mary Pearl “Auntie Pearl” Hitchings, 104, of Litchfield, formerly of Raymond, passed away on Sun., June 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  She was born on July 23, 1914 in Raymond, IL, on the family farm, a daughter of Roman & Lena (Oberkfell) Herman, Sr.  She married Herschel F. Hitchings on May 14, 1933 in St. Raymond’s parsonage.  He preceded her in death on July 28, 1972.  She was a member of St…. Mar…

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    David Hearn

    David Hearn David Hearn, 86, of Honey Bend, IL, passed away Fri., May 31, 2019 at 7:09 a.m. in his home.  He was born on July 13, 1932 in Foley, MO, the son of Daniel Webster & Margaret Irene (Ramsour) Hearn.  Over the years, he was self-employed as an auto body repairman and had worked for Blatter Motor Sales in Litchfield and Hannon’s Motors in Raymond.  He married Shirley Lou Mabus on Sept. 1, 1951 in Carlinville, IL.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 2003.&nbs…

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    James Greenwood

    James Greenwood James Byrle Greenwood, 80, of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, May 25, at 3:30 a.m. at Heritage Health and Senior Care in Litchfield. He was born on August 1, 1938 in Greenview, IL, a son of Geo and Regina Sara (Wilson) Greenwood.  Mr. Greenwood was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Sullivan DD537. Mr. Greenwood was employed for 25 years at A.O. Smith Corporation, automobile chassis division. He then was employed at Pillsbury Flour Mill…

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    Melvin Parsons

    Melvin Parsons Melvin Guy Parsons, 89, of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:25 a.m. in Heritage Health and Senior Care in Litchfield. He was born May 4, 1930 in Litchfield, a son of Arthur Harold and Ethel Blanche (Wright) Parsons. He attended Litchfield Schools. Mr. Parsons was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.  He married the former Florence Annabel (Harkey) and she passed away June 12, 1970.  He then married the former Dorothy Mae (Curto) Gr…

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    Brenda Brandt

    Brenda Brandt Brenda Sue “Suni” Brandt, 66, of Litchfield, passed away on Sun., May 19, 2019 at 11:58 a.m. in Hillsboro Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.  She was born on March 7, 1953, in Toldeo, OH, a daughter of James Donald & Evelyn Mae (Lentz) Smith.  She was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where she was an Army Nurse / X-ray Specialist.  She graduated from Springfield High School with the Class of 1971 in Holland, OH.  Brenda worked as a cook.  She married….

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    David Stowe

    David Stowe David Allen Stowe, 80, of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 1:35 a.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Born April 16, 1939 in Litchfield, A son of Almus and Helen (Winkleblack) Stowe.  He graduated from Litchfield Community High School with the Class of 1957.  He married the former Jaqueline “Jackie” Joyce Schmitt on January 25, 1958 at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Evans.  She survives. Mr. Stowe was a tool… David A…

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    Eugene Black

    Eugene Black Eugene Franklin Black, 97, of Litchfield, passed away on Sat., May 18, 2019 at 5:39 a.m. in HSHS St. Francis Hospital.  He was born on April 27, 1922, in Anutt, MO, a son of Oliver Nichols & Lydia Jane (Stockstill) Black.  Mr. Black was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force & served during WWII.  He worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co., in Litchfield from 1949-1975.  He was Head of Maintenance at North Scott School District in Eldridge, IA where he retired…

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    Susan Sumpter-Zoschke

    Susan Sumpter-Zoschke Susan Beth Sumpter-Zoschke, 56, of Litchfield, passed away Tues., May 14, 2019 at 7:12 a.m. in HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  She was born on July 21, 1962 in Litchfield, the daughter of William Otto & Betty (Sendig) Sumpter.  She graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1980.  She then attended nursing school at SIU–E and obtained her B.S. in Nursing in 1984.  She worked at Hillsboro Area Hospital as a Registered Nurse i…

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    Elsie Budd

    Elsie Budd Elsie Lorraine Budd, 90, of Litchfield, passed away on Sat., May 11, 2019 at 8:37 p.m. in Evergreen Place in Litchfield.  She was born on Apr. 26, 1929, in Taylorville, IL, a daughter of George Taylor & Goldie Edith (Disney) Ealey.  She married Alfred Richard Budd, Jr. on Nov. 18, 1943 in Springfield.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2003.  Elsie began her working career at F.W. Means Clean Towel Service.  She was also a Certified Nurses Aid at St….

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    Shirley Davidson

    Shirley Davidson Shirley Ilene Davidson, 82, of Litchfield, passed away Thurs., May 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in her home.  She was born on Aug. 22, 1936 in Ramsey, IL, a daughter of Clarence Edward & Pearl Marie (Murkins) Blades.  She was a homemaker all of her life.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.  Shirley loved spending time with her family who always looked forward to her salad at their family gatherings.  She was especially…

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    Barbara Traylor

    Barbara Traylor Barbara Jean (Hart) Traylor, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sat., May 4, 2019 at 6:25 a.m.  Born on July 14, 1930 to Arthur Persey Hart and Adeline Elaine (Harbert) Hart, she was 88 years of age.  She attended Litchfield schools and graduated from LHS in 1948 and married Dale L. Traylor on June 20, 1948. He survives. Barbara worked as administrative assistant in the City of Litchfield, Mayors Office for 8 years, Secretary at Barry Nu…

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    Vernon H. “Butter” Schmidt

    Vernon H. “Butter” Schmidt Vernon Henry “Butter” Schmidt, 96, of Litchfield, passed away Fri., May 3, 2019 at 2:45 a.m. in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on Mar. 4, 1923 in Litchfield on the family farm, a son of Henry & Lydia (Grosenheider) Schmidt.  He graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1941.  Mr. Schmidt was a lifelong farmer for more than 60 years and retired in 1988.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Moose Lodge #16…

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    Alfred Wilson

    Alfred Wilson Alfred Hugo Wilson, 89, of Hillsboro, passed away Wed., May 1, 2019 at 6:43 a.m. in Hillsboro Rehab & Health Care Center.  He was born on Jan. 12, 1930 at home in Montgomery County, IL, a son of William Alfred & Eliza (Kahl) Wilson.  He was a lifelong farmer.  Alfred married Barbara Long on Nov. 2, 1957 in St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Litchfield.  She preceded him in death.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, golfing and was a memb…