Brent Litwiller

HOPEDALE - Brent D. Litwiller, 48, of rural Hopedale passed away at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at his home.

He was born May 8, 1965, in Bloomington to Dale and Rosina Kauffman Litwiller.

Surviving are his parents of Hopedale; one brother, Dr. Michael Litwiller of Indianapolis, Ind.; one sister, Beth (Dr. Don) Troyer of South Bend, Ind.; three nephews, Weston (Collette) Troyer, Will Troyer and Wade Troyer; and a special friend, Ruthanna Webb.

Brent graduated from Olympia High School and from Goshen College. He worked at PDC Laboratory in Peoria for 17 years. He was a part-time farmer in the Hopedale area and worked full time at Pepper Maintenance Systems in Minier.

He was an avid University of Illinois sports fan and volunteered at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was a member of Hopedale Mennonite Church in Hopedale.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Mennonite Cemetery in Hopedale, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Hopedale Mennonite Church. Pastors Kurt Walker and Roger Springer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, also at the church.

Davis Mortuary in Hopedale is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hopedale Mennonite Church.

To express condolences online, visit

Funeral Home

Davis-Oswald Funeral Home
204 SW 2nd Street Hopedale, IL 61747
(309) 449-5419

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 6, 2014