Sidney Duttlinger

LASALLE - Sidney "Sid" Duttlinger, 85, of LaSalle passed away at 1:57 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Visitation will be today, Jan. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle. A Scripture service will be at 4:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be Wednesday at St. Hyacinth Church in LaSalle from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. The Rev. Paul Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Hyacinth Cemetery in LaSalle.

The Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle is handling the arrangements.

He was born on March 31, 1928, in LaSalle to William and Frances (Jasiek) Duttlinger. He graduated from St. Bede Academy, class of 1946, and was a member of the Golden Bedan Club. He married Shirley Munson from Waltham Township on Sept. 13, 1952, at St. Hyacinth Church in LaSalle.

He worked for Illinois Power for 43 years as a ground man/driver on a line crew.

He belonged to St. Hyacinth Church and was an usher for many years. He was the last surviving member of the Rover Boys of LaSalle.

He loved his family very much and enjoyed gardening and keeping his country, home and property in beautiful condition. He was a lifelong Bears and Norte Dame football fan. He enjoyed watching Blackhawks hockey. In his 61 years of marriage, he and Shirley visited each state and stayed at least one night in each.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years; five sons, Jim (Linda) of LaSalle, Daniel (Michele) of Woodridge, Ill., Neal (Kathy) of Lebanon, Ore., Alan (Rhonda) of Newark, Ill., and Jon (Beth) of Princeville, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William and Clark.

His 12 grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be given to his favorite charities.

Online condolences may be expressed and viewed at

Funeral Home

Burgess Funeral Home
860 Bucklin St La Salle, IL 61301
(815) 223-0587

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 14, 2014