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John W. Wassmuth

January 17, 1926 October 29, 2014
John W. Wassmuth
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PEORIA – John W. Wassmuth, 88, of Peoria passed away at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2104, at St. Joseph Home, Lacon. John was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Peoria, to Leo J. and Mary Elizabeth (O’Neil) Wassmuth. He is survived by one brother, Richard J. Wassmuth; two sisters, Elizabeth J. Klein and Martha Lou Hartnett; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. John was a World War II Navy veteran. He worked for the Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad as senior chief clerk for 45 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He was also a member of American Legion Post #2, Amvets Post #64, V.F.W. Post 2078 in East Peoria, and Knights of Columbus, Spalding Council #427, Third Degree. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery, West Peoria. Memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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