Gerald “George” L Combes, 80, of Henry passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Aperion Care, Princeton.
A memorial service will be held at the Henry Methodist Church in Henry at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, McNabb with military rites.
Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel will be assisting the family with the arrangements.
George was born on September 9, 1941 in Spring Valley to Truman and Mary Jean (Wiess) Combes.
He graduated from Magnolia Swaney High School and served in the United States Army.
George worked at BF Goodrich Plant in Henry. He was a member of the American Legion in Henry and the Magnolia Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Ronald (Diane) Combes of Rockford; two daughters, Cheryl Mateika (Calvin Hutson) of Spring Valley and LeeAnn (Wayne) Kirby of LaSalle; one sister, Jill (Pete) Hayden of Medford, Oregon; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Harry, his sister, Beverly and her husband, Bob.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude or Gateway Center in Princeton.
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