Chester Dalrymple

Posted 6/14/22

Chester Jean Dalrymple, 90, of Paris, passed away at 3:11 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022. He was a retired manufacturing engineer after working 39 years at Meco.

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Chester Dalrymple

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Chester Jean Dalrymple, 90, of Paris, passed away at 3:11 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022. He was a retired manufacturing engineer after working 39 years at Meco.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Burial is in Woodland Cemetery, Chrisman. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Service at 9:45 a.m. before the funeral starts.  

Mr. Dalrymple was born July 13, 1931, at home, in Chrisman, the son of the late Chester J. and Margaret Dalrymple. He married Shirley I. Cook on Feb. 14, 1953, in the Baptist Church of Chrisman, with the Rev. F. E. Pyle officiating. She preceded him in death Sept. 28, 2012.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Dorothy Dalrymple of Warren, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Doug (Claudia) Dalrymple of Courtland, Ohio, Steve (Betsy) Dalrymple of Warren, Ohio, Mary (Marty) Patrick of Hubbard, Ohio, Charles (Annalisa) Dalrymple of Williamsburg, Va., Marion (Jean) Cook of Martinsville, Steve (Jane) Blair of Paris and Bryan (Dee) Hartley of Dawson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Dalrymple; brother-in-law Vernon Cook; sister-in-law, Mildred Cook; sister-in-law, Bettie Blair; brother-in-law, John Blair; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Keith) Hartley; his nieces, Debbie Dalrymple, Judith Cook and Dr. Becky Hartley; and his nephew, Jim Blair.

Mr. Dalrymple graduated from Chrisman High School, received a pre-engineering degree from Eastern Illinois University and attended The University of Illinois. He served two years in the U.S. Army, six months in training, one year in Korea during the war and six months at White Sands Proving Grounds testing missile and atomic warhead components. While employed at Meco, he supervised electrical assembly contracts, was on-site engineer for expansion buildings on Marshall Street and construction of Mr. Charlie’s restaurant, but his favorite duty was programming a five-axis CNC laser machine.

He was past master and 50-plus year member of Prairie Lodge No. 77 A. F. & A. M., life member of Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Danville, member of Ansar Shrine, life member of Chrisman Post 477 American Legion and life member Paris Post 3601 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Dalrymple was a past Illinois State Manager and past Illinois State Treasurer for the holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club, where he was currently a member emeritus. He helped organize and was the charter president of the local chapter. He traveled from coast-to-coast helping with rallies. He loved camping in the Smoky Mountains and at Myrtle Beach.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Paris or Prairie Masonic Lodge No. 77, Paris.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com