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Earl L. Beetler

January 18, 1926 September 23, 2010
Earl L. Beetler
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WEST PEORIA-Earl L. “Bud” Beetler, 84, of West Peoria, passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January 18, 1926, in Pekin, to Earl H. and Eunice Kumpf Beetler. He married Janet Weisbruch on May 20, 1950, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Christine Robertson of Nashville, TN, Gail (Kenneth) Johnson of Elk Grove Village, IL and Kathleen “Katie” (Don) Dadds of Peoria; eleven grandchildren, Nathan Johnson, Kenneth (Rebecca) Johnson, Laura Johnson, Bethany Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Michael Robertson, Kaitlyn Robertson, Nicholas Dadds, Elizabeth “Dolly” Dadds, Patrick Dadds and Bernadette Dadds; and one sister, Patricia Bell of Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jonathon Dadds and one sister, June Stambach. He was a 1943 graduate of Spalding Institute and Bradley University. Bud worked at Caterpillar, Inc. from 1950-1963 and was the owner of Beetler Beauty Service from 1963-1993. He was a World War II US Marine veteran. He was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Peoria, where a Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 with Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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