WYANET — Arnold P. McCauley, 85, of Wyanet died at 11:57 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in his home.
Arnold was born at home Aug. 17, 1933, in Five Points, Ill., (near Arlington) to Edwin and Mary (Keleher) McCauley. He married JoAnne Doyle Dec. 28, 1957, in the St. Louis Church in Princeton.
Arnold served in U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He was a lifelong farmer in Deer Grove. He was a member of St. Louis Church and former member of the Tampico Lions Club.
Arnold was a self-taught woodworker. He also earned his pilot’s license. He enjoyed his deep-sea fishing in the Florida Keys for many years.
Arnold is survived by two daughters, Anne (Tom) Jackson of Rockford and Nora McCauley of Walnut; two sons, Vincent P. (Pamela) McCauley of Heber City, Utah, and John E. (Maryann) McCauley of Dubuque, Iowa; four grandchildren, Hayley and Alex Jackson. Patrick (Nancy Soto Hernandez) Kelly and Margaret Kelly; two sisters-in-law, Mary McCauley and June Doyle; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Patricia Quiram, and the Quiram family.
Arnold was preceded in death by his wife in 2013 and two brothers, Robert and John McCauley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in St. Louis Church Princeton with the Rev. Daniel Gifford officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Princeton. The Princeton Veterans Memorial Group will conduct graveside services.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with a 4 p.m. vigil service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 County Place, Springfield, IL 62703.
The Ptak Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at PtakFH.com.