Carl Hoerr

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PEORIA - Carl August Hoerr, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

He was born March 17, 1924, in Bartonville, Ill., to David A. and Rose M. (Yoder) Hoerr. He married Evelyn R. Reutter in Cissna Park, Ill., on Jan. 22, 1956. She survives.

He is also survived by his daughter, Ruth (Tom) Schmidgall of Morris, Minn., and their children, Rachel (Josh) Marshall, Matthew (Kelly) Schmidgall and Jesse Schmidgall; son, Carl (Debby) Hoerr II of Peoria, and their children, Ryan (Joy) Hoerr, Cassie (Brandon) Schock, Kary (Trent) Scholl, Abby (Brent) Schmidgall and Polly and Brett Hoerr; and son, Joel (Tania) Hoerr of Peoria, and their children, Mitchell, Taylor and Kirstin Hoerr.

His great-grandchildren were very precious to him. Surviving are Logan, Brynley and Cade Marshall; Carsen and Jace Schmidgall; Tecca, Kip, Denver, Montana and Cleve Hoerr; Creigh, Saige, Scout and Paisley Schock; Tea, Kenzi, Mac and Tali Scholl; Piper and Sailor Schmidgall; three brothers, Jim (Virginia) of Peoria, John (Dot) of Peoria and George of Brimfield; and four sisters, Marie (Reuben) Huber of Morton, Mildred (Art) Moser of Peoria, Florence (Thomas) Barkley of Peoria and Eloise Meister of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, David, Ralph and Irvin; and an infant sister, Ruth.

Carl was the president of Hoerr Realty and Development, past president of Hoerr Excavating, past President of Hoerr Equipment and consultant to Hoerr Machinery. Carl was converted and baptized in the Apostolic Christian Church of Peoria on Sept. 11, 1955, where he remained an active member until his death.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria, with further visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church, with church ministers officiating.

Burial will be at the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in rural Edwards.

Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Skylines Charity Fund or to the Midwest Food Bank.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 28, 2013
Carl August Hoerr
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