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Victor Apke

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[September 02, 2008]  GREENVIEW -- Victor "Vick" Apke, 71, of Greenview, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at his home.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. A rosary service will follow at 7 p.m.

His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lincoln

Mr. Apke was employed as a store clerk in the small animal clinic at the University of Illinois for 20 years. He later moved on to be owner of grocery stores in Middletown, Emden and Greenview until his retirement in 2006.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Vick was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Green Creek to Bernard and Beatrice Richards Apke. He married Sharolyn Cook on Feb. 9, 1963, in Rantoul.

He is survived by his wife, of Greenview; one son, Stanley Victor (and wife Betty) Apke of Morton; one daughter, Lorre (and husband Chad) Reents of Springfield; one brother, Damian Apke of Effingham; two sisters, Catherine Delaney of Fisher and Elaine Pilgrim of Texas; and seven grandchildren, Nicholas Apke, Evan Apke, Collin Apke, Samuel Reents, Rachel Reents, Drake Victor Reents and Katrina Apke;

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Bradley Apke; one brother, James; and two sisters, Deloris and Patricia.

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He was a lifetime member of the Greenview AMVETS.

Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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