Obituary: Kridner


George Dale Kridner, 73 of Chenoa, died at 1:18am, Monday, June 22, 2020 at his residence in Chenoa.

Private family services will be held with interment in the Chenoa Township Cemetery, Chenoa. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Chenoa United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

George was born August 31, 1946 in Pontiac, the son of Gordon and Norma (Johns) Kridner. He married Terry Fraher on June 15, 1968 in Pontiac. His wife Terry survives in Chenoa.

Other survivors include his children, Douglas (Marcia) Kridner of El Paso; Michael (Lia) Kridner of Madison, AL; Merre (Eric) Rogers of El Paso; Matthew (Rachel) Kridner of Chenoa; seven grandchildren, Andrew (Samantha), Autumn, David, Dylan and George Jr. Kridner, Jackson and Charli Rogers; two brothers, Gordon (Marnie) Kridner Jr. of Plainfield; Gregory (Norma) Kridner of Coldwater, KS; and one sister, Vicki Legner of Bloomington.

George graduated from Pontiac Township High School in 1964 and Illinois State University, Normal in 1968. He is most remembered for his career as a teacher and coach. George had a passion for traveling, the beach and the mountains. He was a hard worker and loved the outdoors. He loved the family farm, where he grew up in rural Pontiac.

George was an avid St. Louis Cardinal’s fan and an active member of the Chenoa Park District and Chenoa United Methodist Church. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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