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— L. H.
January 10, 1943 - June 08, 2012
Earl Rury, age 69, died June 8, 2012 at his home with his family by his side following a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 10, 1943 in Ava, Illinois.
Earl is survived by his wife, Deb (nee Lantz) Rury; his daughters, Jayme Rury, Tracie Caudill, Rebecca (Dave) BurlinGame, Racheal (Jon) Todd; his son-in-law, Doug Busch; his grandchildren, Ryan Busch, Lyndsey, Lantz and Luke Caudill, Griffin BurlinGame, Bevan, River and Jasper Todd; his sister, Barb (Rex) Swanson; his brother, Chris( Linda) Rury and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and great friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Frank Rury; his sister, Rosalie (the late Bill) Howard; his parents, Elmer and Ruby (nee Crisler) Rury; and his parents-in-law, Lowell and Joyce Lantz.
Earl was a proud U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. He was a charter member and Past Governor of the Plainfield Moose Lodge #2491 and was instrumental in the creation of the Children’s Fishing Tournament. The tournament was recently renamed the Earl Rury Children’s Fishing Tournament in his honor. Earl was a member of the Operating Engineer’s Local #150 for over 26 years and previously worked at Avery Gravel and Vulcan Materials. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Earl’s life, memorials may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431.
Visitation will be Monday, June 11, 3:00 until 9:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Plainfield. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 AM at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.