Gene Archer

NORMAL — Gene “Bud” Archer, 90, of Normal, passed away Saturday (May 11, 2019) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Bud was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Bloomington. He graduated from Normal Community High School and Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA degree and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

He married the love of his life, Jane Pettit, on June 20, 1953, in Bloomington. They lived most of their married life in Normal.

Bud worked at Bloomington Offset Process Inc. in sales for 26 years until his retirement. After his retirement he volunteered at Advocate BroMenn for 15 years. Bud enjoyed gardening, painting, and most of all, spending time with his family. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Normal.

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He is survived by his wife, Jane; his two daughter, Lisa (Jim) Jezewski, Randolph, N.J., and Jill (Walter) Stroink, Bloomington; his grandchildren, Megan (Shaun) Conrad, Michael (Tali) Jezewski, Lauren (Brian) Weldon, Jackie (Erik) Axelson, Katie (Chris) Troksa and Andrea Stroink; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Logan Conrad, Sloane Conrad, Asher Jezewski, Lucas Axelson, Charlotte Axelson, Archer Axelson and Ava Troksa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mona Bolinger and Marion Appleton.

A private graveside service will be Saturday at Funks Grove. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Cancer Center or the Alzheimer's Association.

Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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