Milford "Milt" C. Irwin
(April 27, 1912 - March 1, 2010)
Milford “Milt” C. Irwin, 97, a resident of Piper City Rehab and Living Center – Piper City formerly of Chatsworth passed away at 9:05AM Monday March 1, 2010 at the center.
Funeral services will be 10:30AM Thursday March 4, 2010 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church – Chatsworth with Rev. R. David Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be 9:00AM to 10:30AM prior to services at the church, where memorials may be made to the Chatsworth United Methodist Church or Piper City Rehab & Living Center. Interment will be at Cropsey Cemetery – rural Cropsey. Martin Funeral Home – Chatsworth has been entrusted with arrangements.
Milt was born April 27, 1912 in rural Cropsey a son of Will and Hazel (Westerbelt) Irwin. He graduated class of 1931 from Cropsey High School where he enjoyed playing basketball, and later married R. Beryl Thomas, December 25, 1937 in rural Cropsey in her parent’s home. She survives.
Also surviving are 6 children and spouses: Kay (Harold) Lindley of Morton, Bette Jane (Bruce) Otto of Minier, IL; Alan (Kathy) Irwin of Graham, N.C.; William (Diane) Irwin of Oregon, IL; Gary (Susan) Irwin of Galion, OH; and Colleen (James) Browning of Hudson, IL; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Milt farmed south of Chatsworth for many years until retiring in 1980.
Mr. Irwin was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church. He had helped with construction of the church in 1980, was a former head usher and trustee. He was also a member of the IL Farm Bureau, and was a former director of the Livingston County Farm Bureau; and served on the Chatsworth School Board.
He loved his family, and especially enjoyed his grandkids. He was an avid Prairie Central Sports and Chicago Cubs fan.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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