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Daniel V. McWethy, Jr., of Aurora, passed away peacefully at Rush-Copley Medical Center, Friday, October 2, 2009. At the time of his passing "Louie" was surrounded by his three loving daughters. Louie was born in Aurora October 26, 1918 and was a lifelong resident.
He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1936 and the University of Illinois in 1940. He had a brief stay in Aurora after graduating from the University. He enlisted in the Marine Corps November 1, 1940. He always said he would not be drafted. He was sent to Quantico, VA to the 1st Marine Officer Candidates School. After completing the school and graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant in June 1941, he was assigned to the 8th Marine Regiment at Camp Elliot in San Diego, CA on January 6, 1942. He was sent with the 2nd Marine Brigade to American Samoa. Following Samoa, he was engaged in the Battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. His unit was awarded two Presidential Citations and the South Pacific Medal with four Battle Stars. Louie received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered on Saipan. He returned to the USA in 1944 and was assigned to staff and command school in Quantico, VA. After completing school he was assigned to Headquarters Marines Corps, Washington, DC, where he met his wife to be, Lillian G. "Elgie" Cavette. They married in March 1945. In August 1945 he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Lt. Colonel and returned to Aurora with his wife. He joined the McWethy Brothers Insurance Firm and worked there until he retired in 1983.
During his life he served on the Boards of Merchants National Bank for 35 years, Copley Hospital for 35 years and Sunnymere for 33 years. He was a member of the Aurora Country Club since 1946.
Louie is survived by daughters, Susan (Charlie) Holt of Denver, CO, Sandy (Dave) Ellis of Fishers, IN and Sally (Jack) Townsend of Sugar Grove; five grandchildren, Kristine Whittle, Jamey (Keith) Landry, Kelly (Mike) Samson, Robert (Blanca) Townsend and Michael (fiancÚ Stephanie Savage) Townsend; two great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Alison Landry. He is also survived by his three sisters, Tycka Ochsenschlager, Suzanne McWethy and Betty Lou (Dave) Sims.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elgie in 2005 and his parents, Daniel and Nellie McWethy.
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 3-5 PM at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove. The memorial service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2009 at New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora at 10:30 AM. Ashes of Louie and Elgie will be sprinkled in the New England Congregational Church Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Copley Healthcare Foundation, New England Congregational Church or Sunnymere, Inc.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation and deep gratitude to Rush-Copley Hospital and Vitas Hospice for the wonderful comforting care they provided for Louie during his final days.