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John Berchtold

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MANITO - John Edward Berchtold, 82, of Manito, Ill., passed away at 9:08 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 27, 1929, in rural Green Valley to Ernest E. and Alice McBride Berchtold. He married Gladys J. Nannen on Feb. 27, 1949, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Manito. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Donna (Bobbie) Woll of Manito; granddaughter, Monica (Kirk) Garman of Manito; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Braden Garman of Manito; brother, Robert (JoAnn) Berchtold of Green Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

John worked as a farmer all of his life.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Manito.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Manito, with the Rev. Gene Haug officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will take place at Green Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church or to Green Valley Rescue Squad.

Online condolences may be made at

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 3, 2011
John Edward Berchtold
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