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Paul Allen Thornsburg, 91, of Marshall, Ill., passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall. The only son of Charles and Margaret Lucille Cork Thornsburg, he was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Clark County, Ill. He married Margaret Tate who preceded him in death on May 19, 2009.
He was a retired farmer who loved his occupation and the land where he made his living.
Surviving are two daughters, Paula (Joseph) Skaff of Streator, Ill., and Cheryl Nadler of Dieterich, Ill.; two grandchildren, Christina Agurcia of Honduras and Kimberly Johnson of Olatha, Kan.; and great-grandchildren, Nathan Agurcia and Zachary Agurcia.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dale Nadler.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Marshall, where he was an elder and the Sunday School treasurer. He was a member of the Clark County Farm Bureau.
Paul served this nation in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of Clark County Post 90 of the American Legion.
Services in honor of his life will be 11 a.m. CST Tuesday in the Shaw Chapel of Burnsides Community Health Center. Burial will be in Marshall Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by Clark County Post 90 of the American Legion and VFW Post 5975. Visitation will be one-hour prior services. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or Lincolnland Hospice. Online condolences are being accepted at:
pearcefuneralservices.com.
Published on December 10, 2017
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