West Peoria - John Crichton, 94, of 824 N. Ashland Ave., West Peoria, Ill., passed away at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Heartland Manor Care in Peoria, Ill.
The son of William F. and Davina (Robb) Crichton, he was born on May 30, 1918, in Peoria. He married Shirley True on Dec. 21, 1940, in Peoria and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Daniel Crichton of West Peoria; and five grandchildren, Michael, Erin, John, Adam and Brittany.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, John Crichton; and two sisters.
John worked for Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria, retiring as an engineer in 1980 with 43 years of service.
He was a member of Peoria Moose Lodge No. 1220 and Peoria Mason's, Shrine & Temple, and Scottish rite.
He was a WWII Navy veteran.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorials can be made to Pets for Seniors or TAPS.
To view John's memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.