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David J. Pickerill

November 19, 1945 January 18, 2020
David J. Pickerill
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David J. Pickerill, age 74, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at his residence in East Peoria.

David was born on November 19, 1945 in Princeville, IL, a son of Robert and Mary Virginia (Harmon) Pickerill. He married Kitty Rettig on November 20, 1965 in Peoria. She survives, along with their children; Paige (Bob) Harrmann of Morton, Brian (Lisa) Pickerill of East Peoria, Rob (Jen) Pickerill of Peoria, and Mark (Nicole) Pickerill of Morton; one sister, Kathleen (Tom) Pickering; six grandchildren, Sean, Lauryn. Liam, Kacey, Megan and Allison.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Anderson and one brother-in-law.

David proudly served in the US Army Reserves. He was an Eagle Scout and proud that his three sons were as well. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and was a scout leader for 25 years. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and a past president of the St. Bernard Men’s Club. He was also a past president of the Parents Board at Peoria Notre Dame High School. David retired from Caterpillar after 38 years of service in Building LL. David was an avid fisherman, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

A visitation will be from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a prayer service beginning at 3:30 PM. A Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Morton, with a one hour prior visitation. Msgr. Gerald T. Ward will officiate. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, Blessed Sacrament School in Morton, Sophie’s Kitchen at St. Joseph Church, or OSF Hospice.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

22

Jan

4:00 PM 1/22/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/22/2020 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

23

Jan

10:00 AM 1/23/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/23/2020 11:00:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church

225 E Greenwood St
Morton, IL 61550

Blessed Sacrament Church
225 E Greenwood St Morton 61550 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

23

Jan

11:00 AM 1/23/2020 11:00:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church

225 E Greenwood St
Morton, IL 61550

Blessed Sacrament Church
225 E Greenwood St Morton 61550 IL
United States
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