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Earl Burdette Obituary

EDWARDS - Earl W. Burdette, 88, of Peoria died at 9:46 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Born Nov. 12, 1924, in Peoria to Earl and Marie Dembinski Burdette, he married Genevieve Stoj on Nov. 16, 1946, in Coventry, R.I. She died on Dec. 12, 2010, in Peoria.

One brother and three sisters also preceded him in death.

He is survived by one daughter, Kathie (Sonny) Alsene, and one son, Larry Burdette, both of Peoria; two grandchildren, Angela (Chuck) Bruess and Abbie Alsene; one brother, George (Phyllis) Burdette of Peoria; and two sisters, Harriett (Lee) Bevard of Myrtle Beach and Lois (Tom) DuBois of Peoria.

Earl was an electrician for 60 years out of Local 34, last working for District 150 in Peoria.

He was a World War II Navy veteran with the Seabees.

He was a member of AMVETS, VFW and the Cubs Booster Club of Peoria. He was inducted into the Peoria High School Sports Hall of Fame.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kickapoo.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at his church, with Father Joseph Dondanville officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Kickapoo.

Memorials may be made to the or the .

Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Sept. 30, 2013
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