Dorwin E. Julius, age 92, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.
There will be a private family service. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Sefton Township, Illinois. Memorials may go to First Assembly of God or the donor’s choice.
Dorwin was born on October 28, 1927 in Fayette County, Illinois, the son of Jacob E. and Hazel B. (Claytor) Julius. He married Wanda Lorraine Haslett on June 30, 1948 at First Assembly of God in St. Elmo, Illinois. He was a member of the St. Elmo American Legion post #420. Dorwin was a deacon at the First Assembly of God in St. Elmo, Illinois for many years. He served in the United States Army. He was a ham radio operator and loved searching for arrow heads and other Indian artifacts. In his earlier life, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a hard worker and could fix almost anything. Dorwin worked at the St. Elmo postal service for 26 years.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Julius of St. Elmo, Illinois; five sons, James Marion Julius of Beecher City, Robert “Bob” Julius of Kinmundy, Brian Julius (wife Deb) of St. Elmo, Randy K. Julius of St. Elmo, and Darin D. Julius of St. Elmo; sister, Eleanor Burks of St. Elmo, Illinois;17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Hazel Julius; sisters, Garnett Garrison and Frieda Simmons; brothers-in-law, Dwight Burks, Maynard Simmons, and Rod Garrison.
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