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Joseph K. West

June 18, 1934 April 21, 2019
Joseph K. West
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Obituary for Joseph K. West

Joseph K. West, 84, of Peoria passed away at 5:00 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. His wife and children were with him.

Joe was born on June 18, 1934, in Dwight, Illinois, to the late Francis J. and Grace E. (Meyer) West. He married Bernadette (Giehl) West on April 18, 1959, in Metamora IL. She survives.

He is also survived by three children, Susan West, Randall (Bobbie) West, and Jennifer (Eric) Bertolet, all of Peoria, IL, five grandsons, Randall West, Adam West, Martin West, Matthew Bertolet, and Elijah Bertolet, all of Peoria, IL, and one sister, Ann (Dan Rosenthal) West, of Milford, New Jersey.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Terrance West, and 2 infant children.

Joe was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria, IL. He was devoted to perpetual adoration for several years and served on multiple committees in the church.

Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Bradley U. in Peoria, Illinois, in 1950 and remained a vivacious alumnus until his passing. He was an active part of the Peoria construction community, employed 41 years as a Civil Engineer with V Jobst and Sons and then as a founding member of River City Construction Company LLC, retiring in June 1999. Joe was also very involved with TriCon, serving a term as president, and on multiple construction boards and committees.

Most treasured in his life were his faith, family, and friends. Joe enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife, family, and friends, playing tennis, participating in and attending his grandsons’ athletic and extra-curricular activities, spending Sunday’s at Wedgwood Swim and Tennis Club, and tending to his beautiful garden.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Father David Richardson will officiate. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Wright-Salmon Mortuary, with a rosary at 2:30 pm. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Philomena Catholic Church, the Illinois CancerCare Foundation, and the Peoria Penguin Project.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

26

Apr

3:00 PM 4/26/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4/26/2019 6:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Recitation of the Rosary will take place at 2:15 PM

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

Visitation

Saturday

27

Apr

9:30 AM 4/27/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 4/27/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

27

Apr

10:00 AM 4/27/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Penguin Project Foundation

Illinois Cancer Care

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