Gordon D. “Bud” Schone, 88, of Washington, passed away peacefully at 11:17 am Monday, September 14, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born October 11, 1931 in Chapin, IL to the late John H. and Verna C. Schnitker Schone. He married Mary Moran on October 23, 1954 in Providence, RI. She survives.
Also surviving are seven children, Terry (Sandy) Schone, Sue Schone, Mike Schone, Pat (Rick) Trost, Kevin (Teresa) Schone, Mary (Barney) Monroe, and Kenny (Angela) Schone; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Ron and Jack; and sister, Joy.
Bud was a United States Navy Veteran. He worked at AT&T, retiring in 1989 after 33 years of service.
He was a member of the IBEW Union, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington, and formerly volunteered at Northern Tazewell Fire and Rescue for several years obtaining the rank of Captain.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm Friday, September 18, 2020 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. A funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, September 19th at the funeral home with Father John Steffen officiating. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria. Social distancing and face coverings will be observed.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Ruthann, Deb, Crystal, Kristina, and also Stephanie and Jason from OSF Hospice for all of their special care.
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