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William D. Thorne

February 3, 1929 September 7, 2020
William D. Thorne
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Obituary for William D. Thorne

William D. Thorne, age 91, of Mossville, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Serenity Assisted Living in East Peoria, IL.

Bill was born on February 3, 1929 in Peoria, a son of William A. and Ruth (Powers) Thorne. He married his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life, Dorothy J. “Dot” Pearson, on March 3, 1951 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, IL. They were married 69 years. She survives.

He is also survived by his two sons Dennis (Christi) Thorne of Streator, IL and Michael (Laura) Thorne of Washington, IL, six grandchildren Jessicah (David) Rosa of Varna, IL, Andriah (Frank) Mohr of Mesa, AZ, Isaac (Jennifer) Thorne of Knoxville, TN, Ethan (Staci) Thorne of Tolono, IL, Madelene (Jamison) Holland of Mendota, IL, Kayla R. Thorne of St. Louis, MO as well as 12 great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thomas.

He proudly served as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953 and the 7th division Headquarters. He retired from the Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad as a bookkeeper, on June 1, 1991 after 44 years of service.

Bill and Dot loved to travel, having visited over 15 foreign countries and Islands. They were privileged to have visited all 50 states. They spent most of their winters in Gulf Shores, AL.
Bill volunteered at OSF St. Francis Hospital in the Transport Department for 13 years. He also volunteered in the original Sacred Heart Church, Sophie’s Kitchen for five years, and was one of their money counters for 12 years. He was a life-time member of the Transportation Club of Peoria.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Jude Catholic Church, with a one hour prior visitation. Fr. Patrick Henehan will officiate and entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

12

Sep

11:30 AM 9/12/2020 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9/12/2020 12:30:00 PM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

12

Sep

12:30 PM 9/12/2020 12:30:00 PM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 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

St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
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