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David Erke
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David L. Erke, 63, of Tremont, passed away at 8:15 am Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

He was born August 12, 1954 to Bernard and Gilda Erke. He married Carol Green on August 12, 1973 in Barry, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Stephen (Carolina) Erke of Peoria; one daughter, Rachel (Brandon) Schenck of Tremont; one grandson, Phoenix; and six brothers and sisters, Janice Todd, Anita (Phillip) Bellovich, Lynn Erke, Jim Erke, Susan (Michael) Neff, and Tom (Teri) Erke.

David attended Barry grade and high school, Spoon River College, and Western Illinois University, with an undergraduate and graduate degree in manufacturing.

He traveled the world for Caterpillar Inc. as a senior systems analyst, and retired after 27 years.

David loved God, his country, his family, gardening, the Bears, and bad sci-fi.

His funeral will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Northfield Christian Fellowship in Tremont. Doug Rumbold will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday, also at the church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Heart of Illinois Harvest, c/o Tina Johnson P.O. Box 9702 Peoria, IL 61612.

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