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Clifford M. Prest

Clifford M. Prest

Clifford Marshall Prest, 93, of rural Marissa, IL, born February 1, 1928 in Lively Grove Township, IL, passed away on Friday May 21, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.  He was a retired farmer and of the Presbyterian faith.  Mr. Prest honorably served his country serving as a corporal in the United States Army in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952 and earned a Combat Infantry Badge. He was a life member of Sparta, IL VFW Post 2698 and a life member of the 32nd Infantry Regiment Association.

Mr. Prest was preceded in death by his parents; Everett and Nettie (Stevenson) Prest, four brothers; Wyman, Milton, Orville and Nolan and his sister; Ann Wheeler.

Clifford is survived by his wife; Betty M. (Henderson) Prest, who he married in Sparta, IL on November 1, 1956, six children; Vernon Prest of Marissa, IL, Kathleen (William) Blair of Sparta, IL, Eric Prest of Marissa, IL, Theresa (Daryl) Albers of Parsons, KS, Everett (Jill) Prest and Clark Prest, all of Marissa, one brother; Loren Prest of Sparta, IL, grandchildren; Matthew, Timothy, Ben, Elizabeth, Caleb, Joshua, Daniel, Noah, Ethan, Marshall and Lydia, great grandchildren; Hayden, Madison, William and Sophia and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Visitation; Friends may join the family from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday May 25, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday May 25, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL with Rev. Alex Eppstein officiating.  Burial will follow at Marissa TWP Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Paul wisely says:

    My thought and prayers to all the family at this time


    I grew up with some of Clifford’s children and was in Eric’s class. My sympathys and condolences are extended and prayers uplifted for the family.

  3. Butch and Rosann Amann says:

    Thoughts and prayers for Clifford’s family. Sincere sympathy

  4. Joyce Simms says:

    Praying for your comfort and consolation. He was a wonderful man with a heart that reached out to everyone. He’s in glory now. Much love to you all.

  5. Lela Gillespie Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. Celebrating a life well lived for 93 years.

  6. Janet Koseck says:

    Sending prayers & sympathy to the Prest Family. So sorry I can’t make it over to Clifford’s services.🙏

  7. Bill and Jana Fett says:

    So sorry to hear…thoughts and prayers to all of the family

  8. SHERRI WILDY says:

    Jill, my sympathy to you and your family. May your precious memories comfort you.

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