Brent Litwiller
Davis-Oswald Funeral Home - Hopedale
204 SW 2nd Street
Hopedale, IL

HOPEDALE - Brent D. Litwiller, 48, of rural Hopedale passed away at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at his home.

He was born May 8, 1965, in Bloomington to Dale and Rosina Kauffman Litwiller.

Surviving are his parents of Hopedale; one brother, Dr. Michael Litwiller of Indianapolis, Ind.; one sister, Beth (Dr. Don) Troyer of South Bend, Ind.; three nephews, Weston (Collette) Troyer, Will Troyer and Wade Troyer; and a special friend, Ruthanna Webb.

Brent graduated from Olympia High School and from Goshen College. He worked at PDC Laboratory in Peoria for 17 years. He was a part-time farmer in the Hopedale area and worked full time at Pepper Maintenance Systems in Minier.

He was an avid University of Illinois sports fan and volunteered at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was a member of Hopedale Mennonite Church in Hopedale.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Mennonite Cemetery in Hopedale, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Hopedale Mennonite Church. Pastors Kurt Walker and Roger Springer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, also at the church.

Davis Mortuary in Hopedale is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hopedale Mennonite Church.

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Published by Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 6, 2014.
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I sat here with tears in my eyes. I worked with Brent for many years at Daily Lab and then at PDC lab. He taught me many of the lab tests. We became godd co workers, often knowing what each other was going to say before we spoke. I always have wanted the best for Brent. I have to feel some peace now knowing he is with the lord now. I will be thinking about all the good times we had working together. Please know he is watching over us now in heaven. Please accept my deepest sympathy ,for I heard so much about you all and never meet any of you. I am still in shock, he left us so soon. I do not get the journal star and did not hear this news or I would come to the services. I am so sorry. He was a wonderful person.
Brenda Lamkin
January 15, 2014
I was shocked and very saddened to learn of Brent's passing. He and I were co-workers at Daily Analytical Labs and very good friends. We played basketball quite a bit and my wife and I had him over for many meals amongst other things. I am not a fan of the U of I or Cards, so we had lots of fun joking around about that stuff!! :-) We had a lot of fun together!! Even though I have not seen him in many years, I will truly miss him.
Doug Burk
January 13, 2014
Our family was blessed to have had Brent join our family 7 years ago. We will truly miss him and the sweetness of the friendship he had with Ruthanna.
Sarah Boyd
January 7, 2014
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Brent for a long time at Daily Analytical Laboratories.
Stephen Julien
January 6, 2014
Brent was a true professional in the lab. I worked closely along side him for three years in the bacteriology lab at PDC. He taught me well and I will forever be grateful. We had fun following Illini hoops and enjoyed a good Cub-Cardinal rivalry.
Joe Maushard
January 6, 2014
We loved Brent and will miss him dearly.
Emily Salusbury
January 6, 2014
Enjoyed having Brent in Bible Study with RuthAnn. Prayers to the family
Marsha Roberts
January 6, 2014
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