August Mulcahy Student
August Mulcahy Student, 87, of Springfield, formerly of Sherman, died at 8:20 pm, Monday, August 25, 2014 at Villa Healthcare East in Sherman. He was born January 24, 1927 in Springfield, to Charles and Ida Bennett Student. He married Ellen Eloise Rork in 1959 and she preceded him in death on September 30, 2002.
He is survived by, nieces and nephews, the Kilhoffer family of Illiopolis and his three birds.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; six sisters, Dorothy Oliver, Marie Schmidt, Nellie R. Carlson, Anna R. Corder, Frances M. Work and Pauline Haislar and one brother, Charles W. Student.
August graduated from Cathedral Boys High School and attended Springfield College in Illinois and Land of Lincoln College. He was a US Army veteran serving during WWII with Military Occupational Forces in Japan and Korea. He was a member of St. Agnes Church; Men’s Holy Name Society: Knights of Columbus Council #364; American Legion Post 32 and 40/8 Voiture 344.
He retired in 1991 from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation.
Visitation: 10-11 am, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at St. Agnes Church.
Funeral Mass: 11:00 am, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Decatur, where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Griffin.