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d. Clinton, Ill. 4/19/1875 [Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

ORGAN, Harold E


WAYNESVILLE – Harold E. Organ, 76, of 200 N. Isham St., Waynesville, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, the Rev. Larry A. Crawford officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery, rural Waynesville.  Memorials  may be made to the Waynesville Rescue Squad or to the charity of the donor's choice.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Organ; one daughter, Sharon Finfrock, Waynesville; one brother, Keith Organ, Normal; two sisters, Mary Ann Houchin, Normal; and Florence Edwards, Bloomington, five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one nephew.
Mr. Organ was born Sept 30, 1919, in Maroa, the son of Oren L and Hazel Altman Organ.  He married Ruth Gelsthorpe March 22, 1942, in Louisiana, MO.
He was the owner and operator of Organ Trucking, Waynesville, for 40 years. He also served on the Waynesville town board and the DeWitt county Board for several years.  He was employed for four years in the DeWitt County State Attorney's office.
He attended Waynesville Township High School and attended the University of Illinois where he studied criminology.[Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]


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Waynesville – Oren L. Organ, 94, of Waynesville, died at 1:20 a.m. yesterday (Aug. 7, 1993) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal.  His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, the Rev. Alice J. Shirley officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Waynesville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Masonic rites accorded at 8. He was born March 13, 1899, in Logan County, the son of David L. and Mary Barr Organ Hazel L. Altman Aug 26, 1918, in Lincoln. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Florence Edwards, Waynesville, and Mary Ann Houchin, Normal; two sons, Harold, Waynesville, and Keith, Normal; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. He was a retired employee of General Electric, Bloomington, and was a self-employed well driller.  He was a 50 year member of the DeWitt Masonic Lodge 84 AF & AM and a member of Waynesville United Methodist Church Memorials may be made to the DeWitt Masonic Lodge 84 AF & AM. [Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]