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Mr. Albert Thomas Townsley

December 19, 1927 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 93)


Mr. Albert Thomas Townsley, 93, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away at 11:15 p.m., Sunday October 3, 2021, in Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg, Illinois.

He was born December 19, 1927, in Galesburg, as the son of Harry and Helen (Hint) Townsley.

He is survived by two nephews, Robert (and Mary) Henness of Galesburg and Ronald (and Maurine) Henness of Oklahoma; He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Henness, his brother, Harold Townsley, and two stepbrothers, Robert Gattermeir and John Gattermeir.  

Albert graduated from Galesburg High School and went on to serve in the United States Army for 2 years, earning his rank as a PFC. He retired from BNSF Railroad in 1989 after 41 years and belonged to the TCU Union. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #285 and Masonic Lodge #584. Albert was of the Lutheran faith.

Cremation will be accorded. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2021, in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg, Illinois, with Chaplain Jordan Knight officiating the service. Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #285. Memorial contributions in Albert’s memory may be made to OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Galesburg is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be made at

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Graveside Service
October 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens
2040 US Highway 150 North
Galesburg, IL 61401

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