PEORIA - David W. Andrews, 88, of Peoria passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born April 21, 1923, in Peoria, Ill., to Walter F. and Ida May (Entwistle) Andrews. He married Shirley E. Bennett on Dec. 27, 1947, in Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley of Peoria, and two children, Kathy (Paul) Packard of Normal and Bruce D. (Eileen) Andrews of Oak Forest, Ill. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Michael Packard of Normal, Karen Packard of Schaumburg, Marissa and Carly Andrews, both of Oak Forest, and several grand-dogs.
David served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1945.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1947.
He worked as a salesman for Couch & Heyle for 45 years, retiring in 1983, and then he worked for Midwest Hydro Line for five years, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of the Rotary Club of Peoria and served on the Salvation Army board from 1965 to present and the Exposition Gardens board for 25 years. He was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 263, the Scottish Rite Body of the Valley of Peoria, the Mohammed Shrine, Shrine Senior Nobles and drove the Shrine van on 78 trips to Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. He was a past president of the KTC and vacationed at his cabin on Duck Lake in Wisconsin for 61 years.
He also enjoyed sailing, the circus and traveling.
Cremation will be accorded, and a memorial service will be Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service at the United Presbyterian Church in Peoria. The Rev. Dr. Randall Saxon will officiate.
Arrangements made through Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago or to the United Presbyterian Church.
Please visit David's story at www.woolsey-wilton.com.