Fred C. Lord Jr., 75, of El Paso, Ill., died at 5:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, in Spring Valley. As per his wishes, cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life will be at a later date. The Hurst Funeral Home, in La Salle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Margaret’s Hospital, in Spring Valley, or the Veterans Home, in La Salle.

Fred C. Lord Jr., 75, of El Paso, Ill., died at 5:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, in Spring Valley. As per his wishes, cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life will be at a later date. The Hurst Funeral Home, in La Salle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Margaret’s Hospital, in Spring Valley, or the Veterans Home, in La Salle.

Fred was born Sept. 3, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo., to Fred Lord Sr., and Nancy Ray Lord. Fred graduated from Galva High School in 1959 and went on to graduate from the University of Illinois. He married Jean M. Gradert on Dec. 26, 1964, in Geneseo. He worked for the Wisconsin-Michigan Power Company, in Iron Mountain, Mich. Fred then served as a First Lieutenant in the Army, stationed in Aberdeen, Md. After the Army, Fred worked with his father at Lord Chevrolet, in Galva, and continued Lord Chevrolet after his father’s passing. After owning and operating Lord Chevrolet for more than three decades, Fred retired and moved closer to his family in El Paso, Ill. Fred’s greatest joy was to show the love he had for his family.

Over the years, Fred enjoyed racquetball, jogging, snowmobiling, and attending sporting events. His true passion was spending time with his children and grandchildren, golfing and, of course, pinching the penny.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Judd Lord, of McCordsville, Ind.; daughter, Kim (Scott) Lord Coppejans, of El Paso, Ill.; four grandchildren, Mia Lord (Judd); Ryan, Jordyn and Hannah Coppejans (Kim); two sisters, Nancy Jane (Roger) Ingels, of Galva, and Patricia (BJ) Johnson, of Mt. Carmel.