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John W. Litherland

August 21, 1943 ~ August 5, 2017 (age 73)
John W. Litherland, 73, of Germantown Hills, passed away at 8:40 pm Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at his home with his family by his side.
Born Aug. 21, 1943 in Vincennes, IN to Marion and Dorothy (Grauer) Litherland. He married Fran Cluskey in Mossville on July 11, 1975. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Traci Litherland, Lisa (Carmen Rivera) Litherland; son, James Litherland; sister, Wanda (Monty) Fox; and brother, Joe Litherland. He was preceded in death by his parents.
John graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1965 with a BS in Agricultural Engineering and in 1966 with an MS in Agricultural Engineering. He was a member of Nabor House and the U of I Alumni Association. John worked at Caterpillar Inc. He retired as an Engineering Manager in 2002, after 36 years of service.
He belonged to Willow Hill United Methodist Church. John served on the Caterpillar Trail Public Water Board. He was an avid Bears and U of I sports fan. He enjoyed golfing, reading, music (especially Elvis), spending quality time with his family, and "a little something sweet" after every meal.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria or to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at PO Box 5028 in Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028.
A funeral service will be held at 5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at Willow Hill United Methodist Church in East Peoria/Germantown Hills with Pastors Bradley Watkins II and Ted Snyder officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 pm Wednesday prior to the funeral service at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is in charge of arrangements.


Cemetery Details

Cremation Rites will be accorded following services

Visitation

AUG 9. 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Willow Hill United Methodist Church

304 E Far Hills Drive

East Peoria, IL, US, 61611

Service

AUG 9. 05:00 PM

Willow Hill United Methodist Church

304 E Far Hills Drive

East Peoria, IL, US, 61611

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