PEORIA - Harvey C. Lauterbach, 92, of Peoria, Ill., passed away on Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on June 11, 1920, in Peoria, County, Ill. He was the son of Claus E. and Margaretha (Tholen) Lauterbach. He married Edith M. Rosenbohm on May 22, 1943, in Seattle, Wash. She preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 2012, in Peoria, Ill.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by four children, Melvin (Joyce) Lauterbach of Bartonville, Ill., Robert Lauterbach of Dwight, Ill., Wanda (Dave) Lane of Mapleton, Ill., and Gladys (Dan) Sanders of Charlotte, N.C. He has 10 grandchildren surviving, Douglas (Darlene) Lauterbach of Mandeville, La., Suzi Lauterbach of Bartonville, Ill., Scott (Sara) Lauterbach of Crescent, Pa., Andrea (Scott) Myers of Plymouth, Minn., Shelly Lane of Bartonville, Ill., Melissa (Paul) Waterman of Dubuque, Iowa, Matthew (Kelley) Lane of Bartonville, Ill., and Brian, Kevin, and Kimberly Sanders, all of Charlotte, N.C. He also has 14 great-grandchildren.
Harvey was the past president of Lauterbach Lumber Company in Bartonville, retiring in 1977. He was a master carpenter, woodworker and a land developer in Bartonville in several areas. He was a director of Bartonville Bank for 40 years.
Harvey was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Bartonville American Legion Post 979 and the V.F.W. Post 3883.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Bartonville, where he was a former church council member, served on the building committee when the church was built, and sexton of the church cemetery for 22 years.
A visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. The Rev. Michael S. Jones and Pastor Paul Park will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the church cemetery fund or Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation.
You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fulton.com.