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Earl W. Burdette

November 12, 1924 September 28, 2013
Earl W. Burdette
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EDWARDS - Earl W. Burdette, 88, of Peoria died at 9:46 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born November 12, 1924, in Peoria to Earl and Marie (Dembinski) Burdette, he married Genevieve Stoj on November 16, 1946, in Coventry, RI. She died on December 12, 2010 in Peoria. One brother and three sisters also preceded him in death. He is survived by one daughter, Kathie (Sonny) Alsene, and one son, Larry Burdette both of Peoria; two grandchildren, Angela (Chuck) Bruess and Abbie Alsene; one brother, George (Phyllis) Burdette of Peoria; and 2 sisters, Harriett (Lee) Bevard of Myrtle Beach, and Lois (Tom) DuBois of Peoria. Earl was an Electrician for 60 years out of Local #34, last working for District 150 in Peoria. He was a World War II Navy veteran with the Seabees. He was a member of AMVETS, VFW, and the Cubs Booster Club of Peoria. He was inducted into the Peoria High School Sports Hall of Fame. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kickapoo. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his church, with Father Joseph Dondanville officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo with full military rites. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or The American Lung Association. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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