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Alfred L Elder

December 24, 1931 December 26, 2010
Alfred L Elder
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- Alfred Lee (Al) Elder, 79, of Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Sunday, Dec. Peoria 26, 2010, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. He was born in Farmington, Iowa, on Dec. 24, 1931 to Cecil E. and Lillian Grinstead Elder.After Alfred and his brotherDonald became adultsthey moved to Peoria, Ill where he married Roberta Jane (Bobbie) Kemmer on Jan. 28, 1967. They were married for 43 years, and Bobbie survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Amy L. (Carl R. ) Bleichner of Peoria. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Courtney, Ciara, and Treaver Bleichner. One nephew, Timothy L. Elder ;lives in Dunlap. Al was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Donald. He worked in material control department at Caterpillar in Mossville and retired after 30 years of service. He was also a volunteer fireman while employed at Caterpillar. Al was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church where he helped with the food pantry and certain handyman jobs until his health declined. Al was a 1950 graduate of Milton High School in Milton, Iowa. He also previously served as President of the St. Marys Cathedral Booster Club. Al helped spread Christmas joy to family and friends by dressing as Santa for over 30 years. Al will be cremated and a Memorial Mass will be held in his honor at O.S.F. St. Francis Hospital Chapel at a later date with Rev Michael Driscoll officiating. Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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