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Melvin A. Small

July 9, 1914 October 22, 2006
Melvin A. Small
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Peoria-Melvin A. Small, 92 of Peoria, passed away at 5:42 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born on July 9, 1914 in Edwardsville, IL to John and Emma Thielen Small. He married Barbara A. Ksycki on April 14, 1956 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Karen Small, Patricia Small and Teresa Small all of Peoria; one son, Steve (Julie) Small of Peoria; and three grandchildren, Scott, Jeff and Sarah. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister. From 1947-1963, he worked at International Harvester, then from 1963-1982, he was a Purchasing Agent at Little Giant in Peoria. He was raised and farmed in Raymond, IL for many years. He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church where a funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday with Father Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Scripture Service at 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or American Kidney Foundation. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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