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DECATUR -- Alfred E. Born 84, of Decatur, IL passed away at 2:20 p.m., Tuesday, December 26,2017, in Carle Hospital, Urbana, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday morning. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Alfred was born August 13, 1933, in Decatur, the son of Theodore and Marie (Travis) Born. He married Joanne Gist on January 31, 1953. He retired from AE Staley Company. Alfred was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the AIW union. He enjoyed repairing and collecting clocks.

Surviving are his wife: Joanne of Decatur; daughter: Rebecca of Decatur; sister: Alberta Heinz of Decatur; grandchildren: Meghan, Joseph, Jesse, and Jamison; four great-grandchildren also survive; nephew: Theodore (Sandy) Born of Cerro Gordo.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Paula; brother: Theodore; and sister: Shirley.

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