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[March 29, 2008]  MAHOMET -- A memorial service for Vaudron A. Upton, 90, of Mahomet, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Christ's Family Lutheran Church of Mahomet, with Pastor Larry Bell officiating.

Mr. Upton died Jan. 30, 2008, at 12:45 p.m. at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

His graveside service was Feb. 12, 2008, at Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Champaign.

Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta handled final arrangements.

Mr. Upton worked with department store displays in many stores throughout the Midwest.

He served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II.

He was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Waynesville to Orville E. and Marie Waldron Upton. He married Hazel Zimmerman. She preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 1994.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers preceded him in death.

He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1938. Following high school, he studied architectural drafting and radio operations. He then spent two years working for the Illinois Central Railroad before being drafted into military service.

In his retirement years, he took up painting and was well-known in the Mahomet area for his artistry. He and many of his family members were artists in central Illinois.

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