A 90-year-old World War II veteran who rode his antique Schwinn bicycle five days a week to deliver newspapers in his southern Illinois town has died.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Marvin Teel of Christopher died Saturday. That was two weeks after being admitted to the hospital after he finished delivering his 40 newspapers on his three-mile Benton Evening News route that day.

Christopher also was a rural mail carrier for 45 years.

Teel told the Southern last year that his five-day-a-week route earned him the title of "World's Oldest Paperboy," given his closest competitor, a 93-year-old California man, delivered the news only once a week.

Teel's funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood United Methodist Church near Mulkeytown.