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Laurence C. Hitpas

April 17, 1918 June 3, 2011
Laurence C. Hitpas
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PEORIA-Laurence C. Hitpas, 93, of Peoria, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born April 17, 1918, in Peoria, to Laurence B. and Ethel M. Koetter Hitpas. He married Shirlee A. Kane on July 4, 1952, in Peoria. She passed way August 30, 2008 in Peoria. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Josephine Chittick and Eileen Schneider. Surviving are three sons, David Hitpas, Daniel Hitpas and James (Tami) Hitpas, all of Peoria, one granddaughter Courtney Hitpas, who he enjoyed spending time with. Also surviving are one sister, Rosalie (John) Kenning of Peoria and one brother Henry R. (Marilyn) Hitpas of Gulf Breeze, FL. Laurence was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Peoria. He was also a WWII Navy Veteran, having served in the South Pacific, and a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, with Rev. David Richardson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass at the church. Cremation Rites have been accorded and burial of ashes will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Philomena Catholic Church. Tributes and Condolences may be submitted to


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