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M. Edward Godsill

January 16, 1924 October 31, 2018
M. Edward Godsill
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Obituary for M. Edward Godsill

Peoria- M. Edward Godsill, Jr., age 94, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.

Ed was born on January 16, 1924 in Peoria, IL, a son of Michael E. and Eva (Steckman) Godsill, Sr. He married Betty Cotter at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tiskilwa, IL on July 23, 1949. She preceded him in death on April 19, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Mary Eva Fitzgerald and Veronica McClure.

Ed is survived by 3 sons; Michael J. (Marie) Godsill of Mapleton, Timothy S. (Valerie) Godsill of Peoria, and Patrick W. Godsill of Menasha, WI, 6 grandchildren; Amy (Kevin) Capie, Kevin Godsill, Cameron (Kari) Godsill, Brian (Danielle) Godsill, Rachel Godsill, and Mark Godsill and 4 great-grandchildren; Adam Godsill, Lauren Godsill, William (Liam) Capie, and Maxwell Godsill.

Ed worked at Caterpillar for 40 years as a tool designer at the CAT East Peoria Facility. He was an active member of the St. Philomena Parish and the St. Phil’s Men’s Club, the Third Degree Spalding Council #427 Knights of Columbus, American Federation of Musicians Local 301, Traveler’s Protection Association (TPA), and the Izaak Walton League - Peoria and Woodford County Chapters. He was also a former president of the Caterpillar Retirees Club.

Ed was happiest spending his time with family and friends. He also enjoyed listening to music, golfing, fishing and wood-working.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 PM, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, with visitation being held one hour prior to Mass. Fr. David Richardson will officiate and burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Philomena Catholic Church.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

3

Nov

11:30 AM 11/3/2018 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11/3/2018 12:30:00 PM
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

3

Nov

12:30 PM 11/3/2018 12:30:00 PM
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
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