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Tommie J. Burtrum

October 26, 1923 ~ December 9, 2017 (age 94)
Tommie J. Burtrum, 94, of Washington, IL, died at 6:50 am Saturday, December 9, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria from injuries he sustained in a pedestrian/auto accident.
Born on October 26, 1923 in Elijah, MO to Fred and Pearl Ashley Burtrum, he married Norma J. Newberry on August 4, 1948 in West Plains, MO. She preceded him in death on February 14, 2007 in Washington, IL.
Surviving are 1 son, Ken (Mary) Burtrum of Morton, IL, 1 daughter, Nancy (Richard) Light of Washington, IL, 1 brother, Bobby Burtrum of West Plains, MO, 5 grandchildren; Christopher (Sarah) Light of Peoria, IL, Todd (Karen) Light of Washington, IL, Max Burtrum of Morton, IL, Kate (Nic) Saylor of Morton, IL, and Lucas Burtrum, and 5 great-grandchildren; Olivia, Logan, Nolan, Grant, and Josephine.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Woodie, 1 sister, Elma and 1 great-granddaughter, Kendall Grace.
Tommie worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. as a Machinist for 31 years, retiring in 1978. He was known to many as an avid lawn mower collector, tractor enthusiast, and talented gardener, who was always willing to share whatever he grew. He also enjoyed restoring old cars with his son over the past 40 years.
He was a Charter Member of East Peoria Church of Christ since 1964 and volunteered with the church Food Bank, was a Sunday morning greeter and did the attendance counting. He was willing to give anything to anybody at any time. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Services will be at 11 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Pastor Tim Bertsche will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-6 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the funeral home and also from 10-11 am Wednesday prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in rural Deer Creek.
In Tommie's memory, the family asks that you pay a good deed forward to a friend, neighbor, or someone in need.
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Cemetery Details

Mt. Zion Cemetery

Deer Creek, IL,

Visitation

DEC 12. 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington

2075 Washington Road

Washington, IL, US, 61571

Visitation

DEC 13. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington

2075 Washington Road

Washington, IL, US, 61571

Service

DEC 13. 11:00 AM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington

2075 Washington Road

Washington, IL, US, 61571

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