July 13, 2022
Harry G. Arden, 94, of rural Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. He was born April 29, 1928, in Benld, the son of Mike and Peligia Arden. He married Millie Motika on Aug. 1, 1959, at the Holy Dormition Orthodox Church, Benld. She survives.
The family moved to Chicago when Harry was 9 years old. He graduated from Harrison Technical High School in Chicago in 1946. He worked at Schumaker Flying Service and obtained his aircraft and engine mechanic's license. Additionally, he received his commercial pilot's license and his flight instructor's r...