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Obituary: Fogarty

Rod L. Fogarty, 72, Fairbury, died at 11:32 pm Saturday, August 5, 2023 at his home. He had been battling Alzheimer’s and then a brain tumor.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 11, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church, Fairbury at 11:00 am with a visitation one hour before the funeral service.

Rod was born to Louis and Anita Marie (Alfter) Fogarty on June 22, 1951 at Sibley, Iowa. He later graduated from Fairbury-Cropsey high school. Rod married Kathy Moser July 12, 1969, they have two children, Shelly Beth Beyers and Michael Rodell (Tracy) Fogarty; six grandchildren, Brandon (Hayley) Beyers, Bailey (Liz) Beyers and Bryce Beyers; Emma (Jer) Dunahee, Collin, and Grant Fogarty; and four great grandchildren.

Rod also had five siblings, Alta (Barry) Marsh (deceased); Pat (Brenda) Fogarty, Glen Burnie, MD; Kevin Fogarty, Gardner, IL; Colleen (Al) Metzke, Johnston City, IL; and Kerry (Lisa) Fogarty, Leroy, IL; one brother-in-law, Carlos (Connie) Moser, Milwaukee, WI and one sister-in-law, June Moser, Fairbury.

Memorials are suggested to go to the First United Methodist Church, Fairbury, or the Boys and Girls Club of Prairie Central.

Rod lived for his family; they were his prized possessions.

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