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Leland “Butch” VonDissen

Leland “Butch” VonDissen, 88, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at 8:20 a.m. in his residence in Rushville.

He was born July 28, 1911 in Roseville, Ill. to John William and Ethel Maude Stabler VonDissen. He married Carroll Ione Logsdon, Oct.7, 1932 in Mt. Sterling, she survives.

He is survived by three daughters, Carroll Trone, Petersburg, Betty Lou Phillips, East Moline and Marlene Spears and her husband Tom, Frederick; five grandchildren, Alan Phillips, Monmouth, Jeff Boyd, Springfield, Scott Boyd, Mt. Sterling, Chris Boyd, Rushville, and Julia Trone, Rushville; and nine great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Petie Phillips, brother Robert VonDissen, and sister Lelia Baskin.

He attended Roseville schools and was a member of the Cooperstown Christian Church, where he was an elder, trustee and a Sunday school teacher. He was also a charter member of the former Sportsman’ Club.

In Roseville, he first worked as a meat cutter in his father’s store. After moving to Mt. Sterling, he pursued the trade at Givens Meat Market. He later was employed as a supervisor for Mickleberry Food Products and Bartlow Brothers, both in Rushville, and was working for the Rushville IGA when he retired.

Funeral service for were held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 in the Cooperstown Christian Church. Pastor Bill Towns officiated and burial was in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery. The Hendricker Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be left to Cooperstown Church Missions Fund.

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