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Melvin D. Fay

Melvin D. Fay, 90, of Atwood, IL, passed away at 11:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the Arthur Home, Arthur, IL

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood, IL with Rev. Mike Drake officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Fork Cemetery, rural Atwood with military graveside rites accorded.

Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Melvin was born on July 9, 1932 in Atwood, the son of Kenneth E. and Lora I. Wildman Fay. He married Norma Jean Fombelle on June 8, 1955 in Atwood. She survives.

Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and lots of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Phyllis Blacker.

Melvin served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the James Reeder American Legion Post #770, Atwood, IL.

Melvin worked as a farmer and raised a lot of livestock, including zebras, donkey’s, miniature horses and cattle.

Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

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  1. Anonymous on August 1, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Norma so sorry for your lost. He was like Gail they loved their animals.

  2. Anonymous on August 1, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    I’m so sad to read this. He was a very nice man. RIP Melvin

  3. Anonymous on August 1, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Norma sorry to hear this about Melvin. We will remember you in ours prayers.

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