THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Earl L. King
Issue Date: February 20, 2013
Earl L. King, 82, of Oak Lawn, Ill. passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Born on March 15, 1930 in Wallace, Mi. to the late William and Alice King, he was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters, who preceded him in death.
He attended school in Wallace and spent the first 25 years in the Menominee area. He worked for Kubers Feed Mill and J.W. Wells Lumber Co. until he entered the United States Army from Oct. 5, 1951 to Oct. 6, 1953. He served two years during the Korean Conflict at Fort Leonard W ood 6th Armored Division as a truck driver of a 3/4 ton weapons carrier and also as a surveyor. He served at Walters Air Force Base in Texas 325th Special Category Army with Air Force Surveyors.
On Oct. 29, 1955 he married Mary Ann Menard of Menominee at the Foursquare Church in Marinette and they had 57 years of marriage. He moved to Chicago in 1956 and worked for 15 years as a printer, then almost 20 years as a school and church custodian. In earlier years, the family visited relatives in Menominee several times a year.
His wife, Mary Ann survives, along with a daughter, Diane (Rusty) French of Fort Madison, Io.; a son, Corky Earl (Jennifer) King of Oak Forest, Ill.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Thompson-Kuenster Funeral Home, Oak Lawn, Ill. with Rev. Doug Banks officiating. Interment will be in the spring with graveside service at Birch Creek Cemetery, assisted by Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home.