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Bob Ady April 2, 1922 - June 15, 2009

HECTOR -- Robert Henry "Bob" Ady, 87, of Hector, died Monday at the Golden Living Center in Olivia.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hector. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Hector American Legion Post 135.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hughes Funeral Home in Hector and for one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

He was born April 2, 1922, in Mankato to Albert and Mabel (Baker) Ady. He grew up in Reading where he attended school.

From 1942 to 1945, he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He served with the 35th Infantry Division in Normandy, Omaha Beach, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was wounded in action in France on Sept. 15, 1944, and also in Germany on Dec. 22, 1944. He received a Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the American Defense Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.

He married Lucille Elizabeth Peris on Nov. 6, 1955, in Hector. They lived in Hector. He worked various careers, including work at John Deere, 3M and Derner in Hector. He earned his boiler's license in 1971. For more than 20 years, he suffered with Parkinson's disease.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hector and the American Legion Post 135 in Hector.

He is survived by his sisters: Vivian Satre of Montevideo and Donna (and Bill) Grantom of El Dorado, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1992; one brother and two sisters.