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David Humerickhouse

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BARTONVILLE - David D. Humerickhouse, 83, of Bartonville passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at 11:28 a.m. at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Aug. 10, 1924, in Hunter, Ill., to Eli and Edna (Walker) Humerickhouse, he married Helen Marie Clampitt on Nov. 11, 1950, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 1980, in Bartonville.

His parents, one son, one sister and one brother also preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Diana (Humerickhouse) Eggers of East Peoria, Ill.; three sons, David E. Humerickhouse of Bartonville, John (Liz) Duncan of Sun City, Ariz., and James (Marilyn) Duncan of Stony Point, N.Y. Also surviving are one brother, Eli (Rose) Humerickhouse of Paris, Ill.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

David served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, achieving the rank of Corporal before his honorable discharge.

He was a 1950 graduate of Bradley University, with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He worked as a carpenter for many years and last worked as the director of the Carpenters' Apprenticeship Program in Pekin, Ill. David was a member of the Bradley basketball team and was inducted into several basketball halls of fame, including Paris High School and Bradley University Basketball's Halls of Fame.

He was a member of the Verlin M. Showalters Masonic Lodge 1172 A.F. & A.M., Mohammed Temple Shrine, Scottish Rites Body, Valley of Peoria, the Shrine Consistory, American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville and he was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bartonville.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services at the funeral home. A private family committal will follow the services at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners' Children's Hospital or to the American Legion Post 979.

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

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Sept. 16, 2007
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