Sanford “Joe” Eldridge
Sanford Donald “Joe” Eldridge, age 87, of Quincy, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:40 p.m. in Illinois Veterans’ Home.
Joe graduated from Barry College. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. He was employed by Springfield Light and Gas as a Diesel Mechanic. During the 1980’s, Joe experimented with the production of gasahol. He enjoyed camping and fishing.
Survivors include: three sons: Don (Judy) Eldridge of Elk River, MN; Mike (Jackie) Eldridge of Minneapolis, MN; Steve (JoAnn) Eldridge of Houston, TX; four daughters: Gwenn Eldridge of New Germany, MN; Patricia (Tom) Blair of Dexter, MO; Theresa (Dean) Tyner of Geneva, FL; and Barbara Wargo of Amesbury, MA; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Joe was preceded in death by his parents.
Services: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at All Faiths Chapel at Illinois Veteran’s Home, with Rev. Don Blickhan officiating.
Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at All Faiths Chapel at Illinois Veteran’s Home
Memorials: Illinois Veterans’ Home Activity Fund
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.