DWIGHT, Ill. — Mr. Irvin W. Mahannah, 91, of Dwight, passed away at his residence Monday, June 10, 2013 from natural causes.
Born March 14, 1922, Irvin was the son of Charles R., and Anna (Nielsen) Mahannah. He married Edna Bollino on May 8, 1941 in Dwight, Ill. To this union, there were no children. In 1958, they took a niece into their home to raise, Phyllis (Susie) Bollino Mark. She and her husband, Scott, survive as do many nieces and nephews.
Irvin was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; a brother, Glen; a sister, Evelyn (Milo) Holm; half brothers, Stanley Jeffers and Charles Jr.; and a half sister, Jennie.
Irvin and his wife were well known for raising prize Hereford cattle and swine. He was formerly president and director of the National Hereford Hog Association, serving several terms.
During his career, he showed the grand champion pen of three boars at the national show in 1956. Irvin passed away in the family farmhouse that he was born in, and that he lived in all his life.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14 at the memorial home. Rev. Daniel Woodward will officiate.
Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Emington.
Hager Memorial Home, 201 W. Mazon Ave., Dwight, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (815) 584-2666 or visit www.hagermemorial.com.