LAFAYETTE – Emile G. Bouchez, 92, of LaFayette, died at 8:00 a.m., Sunday, April 26, 2020 at his home.
Private graveside services will be held at Williamsfield Cemetery in Williamsfield, IL. Memorials may be directed to the Emile Bouchez Memorial Fund and can be sent to Rux Funeral Home, 313 Market St., Galva, IL 61434.
He was born February 1, 1928 in Bartonville, IL, the son of Clifford and Bertha (Graham) Bouchez. He married Patsy Lee on November 4, 1960 in Pekin, IL and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2018. Survivors include his son, Bruce (Diana) Bouchez Sr. of LaFayette, a daughter, Ronda (David) Kimmitt of Galesburg, a brother, Richard, a sister, Kay, four grandchildren; Misty (Jim) Lumberry, Emily (Brock) Milford, April Bouchez and Bruce (Kylee) Bouchez Jr., seven great grandchildren; Denver and Chandler Lumberry, Brittany and Madison Milford, Angelina Adame and Kash and Kynlee Bouchez and a great-great granddaughter, Isabella. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, Gilbert Bouchez, a grandson, Wesley Bell and several brothers and sisters.
Emile served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and in the U.S. Army. He worked as a mechanic for Illinois Bell and AT&T for 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed camping, fishing and woodworking.
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