Cory Creger


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 7:41 pm
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Cory M. Creger, 34, of Weston, Wis., formerly of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, where military honors will be presented by the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an educational fund for his son, Caden.
Cory was born April 19, 1978, in Moline, a son of Michael and Pamela Fobert Creger. He graduated from Alleman High School in 1996, where he was a standout athlete in football and wrestling. Following graduation from Alleman, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Stationed at Camp David, Md., Cory was a member of the Presidential Guard and served Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush.
After his discharge from the Marine Corps, Cory moved to Wausau, Wis., where he graduated from Northcentral Technical College. He was an installer for Per Mar Security.
Cory enjoyed hunting and fishing, but the love of his life was his son, Caden.
Survivors include his son, Caden Russell Creger, Wausau, Wis.; parents, Michael and Pamela Creger, Rock Island; brother and sister-in-law, Casey and Kathy Creger, Milan; niece, Payton Creger, Milan; grandmothers, Bette Creger, Rock Island, and Joan Fobert Guise, Rock Island; very special friend, Laurie McCanna; two special little girls, Kylah Smith and Ryleigh Lorbecke; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Russell Creger, Francis "Bud" Fobert and Dick Guise.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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