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Arnold P. McCauleyArnold P. McCauley, 85, of Wyanet, died 11:57 AM September 9, 2018, in his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Thursday, September 13, 2018, in St Louis Church Princeton. The Rev Daniel Gifford will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery Princeton. The Princeton Veterans Memorial Group will conduct graveside services. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 4-7 PM in the Norberg Memorial Home Princeton with a 4:00 PM vigil service. Ptak Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Arnold was born at home August 17, 1933, in Five Points, IL. (Near Arlington, IL) to Edwin and Mary (Keleher) McCauley. He married JoAnne Doyle December 28, 1957, in St Louis Church Princeton. Arnold served in US Army from 1954-1956. He was a lifelong farmer in Deer Grove, IL. He was a member of St Louis Church and former member of the Tampico Lions Club. Arnold was a self-taught woodworker. He also earned his pilot’s license. Arnold enjoyed his deep-sea fishing in the Florida Keys for many years. Arnold is survived by his daughters Anne (Tom) Jackson of Rockford and Nora McCauley of Walnut His sons Vincent P. (Pamela) McCauley of Heber City, Utah and John E. (Maryann) McCauley of Dubuque, IA. His grandchildren Hayley and Alex Jackson. Patrick (Nancy Soto Hernandez) Kelly and Margaret Kelly. Arnold is also survived by his sisters- in- law Mary McCauley and June Doyle, numerous nieces, and nephews and a special friend Patricia Quiram and the Quiram family. Arnold was preceded in death by his wife in 2013 and 2 brothers Robert and John McCauley. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. 57 County Place Springfield, IL 62703
We have so many wonderful memories of Arnie and JoAnne from the past. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the McCauley family! John & Sally Fassler
Sally Oct 2 2018 2:48 PM
Our sincere condolences go to the entire McCauley Family. We came to know Arnold through his son Vince and we always looked forward to his visits. He was such a kind soul and we feel blessed having had the pleasure of knowing him. Fred and Emily Cianciolo
Fred and Emily Cianciolo Sep 13 2018 11:31 AM
To the McCauley Family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Arnold was always kind and welcoming. We pray you will be comforted knowing he is in Heaven now with your Mother. Todd and Mary Polte
Todd and Mary Polte Sep 12 2018 9:15 PM
Sending our heartfelt prayers to you and your family
Harry & Alice Guither Sep 12 2018 6:14 PM
I send my condolences to the family of Arnold. He was a wonderful man and good guy. He served on the Whiteside County Airport Board for many years and I came to know him well and appreciate his humor, judgment, ability and friendship. Jack Cassens and I always deferred to Arnold for advice about anything mechanical and agricultural. He designed safety clutches for the hangar doors that was beyond the manufacturer and is still in use today. I admired his judgment - he could always see through most bad ideas and questionable people. I always looked forward to seeing him each month. I know you have similar great memories of Arnold and they will provide you comfort. Interestingly my wife, Helen, suffered from the same general health problems as JoAnne and we always shared our mutual issues. The four of us commiserated about our mutual maladies for many years. Helen died in 2014, a year after Jo Anne.
Dave Murray Sep 12 2018 11:13 AM
Sending sincere sympathy to all of you. Sorry we can't attend the services for your dad, but we will be thinking of you at this sad time. Always thought of your dad as a gentle caring man and will remember how he was always there for your mom. He is truly in heaven! Randy and Beth Etheridge
Randy and Beth Etheridge Sep 12 2018 8:27 AM