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Floyd D. Setchell



MENDOTA — Floyd D. Setchell, 93, of Mendota, passed away Sunday, April 8, in his home.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at First United Methodist Church, Mendota, with the Rev. Kent Svendsen officiating. Family interment will be Saturday in Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the church. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, is handling the arrangements.

Floyd was born March 3, 1925, in Mendota, to Clifford and Ethel (Stone) Setchell. He married Elaine Spears on Feb. 15, 1946, and they celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this year.

He was a 1943 graduate of Mendota High School and farmed on the east side of Mendota his entire life.

Floyd worked many years at Birkey's Furniture Store and then established the Setchell Agency in 1977. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 176, Mendota Shriners and Mendota Elks Lodge 1212.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of Mendota; four sons, John (Teresa) Setchell, Jeff (Diane) Setchell and Tim (Julie) Setchell, all of Mendota, and Tom (Jane) Setchell, of Ottawa; one daughter, Carol (Paul) Ramer, of Mendota; 14 grandchildren, John D., Toby, Justin, Tyler, Brad and Will Setchell, Matt Ramer, Joanne McNally, Jessica Sondgeroth, Katy Mathes, Tricia Leigh, Lauren Wallenberg, Mindy Matney and Michelle Beaty; two stepgrandchildren, Matt Westerman and Kristen Saylor; 28 great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Myrtle Hitchins, of Peru, and Ruth Heagy, of Bend, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his son, Charles, in 2006; his parents; and one brother, William Setchell.

Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church.

Merritt Funeral Home

800 Monroe St., Mendota, IL 61342

815-539-7211 merrittfh.com

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