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L. David DeTrempe

March 15, 1924 October 30, 2012
L. David DeTrempe
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PEORIA – Lester David DeTrempe, 88, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on March 15, 1924, in Peoria to Lester George and Maureen (Claspell) DeTrempe. He married Mary Amberg on October 16, 1948; and the couple recently celebrated their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary.
David is survived by his eleven children, David, Jr.(Dale) DeTrempe of Wauwatosa, WI, Therese (Ron) Gruber of Peoria, IL, Katherine (Ken) Wolbeck of Peoria, IL, Elizabeth (Dave) Thomas of San Antonio, TX, Frances (Larry) Solomon of Peoria, IL, Maureen (Rick) Smith of Palm Coast, FL, Mary Susan (Marty) Willi of Peoria, IL, Peter (Rosemarie) DeTrempe of Houston, TX, Mark (Cindy) DeTrempe of Barrington, IL, Christopher (Corinne) DeTrempe of South Bend, IN, and Thomas (Desiree) DeTrempe of Winnetka, IL. He is also survived by thirty-nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Anne; grandson, Jacob Willi, and son-in-law, Bill Hughes.
David served his country during WWII in the 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves). He was in Company C, 415th Infantry Regiment.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1947. After a forty-two year career with P.A. Bergner Co., he retired as the Sr. Vice President of Finance.
Throughout his life, David served on numerous foundations and boards including Goodwill Industries of Peoria, Home Federal Savings Loan, Peoria Development Council, St. Mary’s College Parents’ Advisory Board and Mt. Hawley Country Club. He was member of the Country Club of Peoria and of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Spalding Council #427 4th Degree Spalding Assembly #206. After retirement, he volunteered for the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. In 2002, he was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award by Peoria Notre Dame High School.
He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. Visitation will be on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. also at the church. An additional visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the funeral Mass which will be at Noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Rev. David Richardson will officiate. Wright Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria. Military rites will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois or the L. David DeTrempe Scholarship Fund at the University of Notre Dame, Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon .com.


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