1926 Delbert 2016

Delbert Litchfield

January 3, 1926 — January 21, 2016

Delbert E. Litchfield, 90, of Rio, IL died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Rio Presbyterian Church. Burial is in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens where graveside military services will be conducted. Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Masonic services will be at 2 p.m. prior to the visitation. Memorials may be left to Rio Presbyterian Church, the Rio Volunteer Fire Department or Shriner's Hospital for Children. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.

He was born January 3, 1926 in Gerlaw, Illinois to Ross and Ruth Coyner Litchfield. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1945. He married Donna Barrington June 24, 1953 at the Norwood Presbyterian Church in rural Alexis, IL.

Delbert served in the U.S. Army, Occupational Forces in Germany from 1950 to1952.

He was co-owner of Litchfield Brothers Garage and Trucking Service in Rio, where he was employed as a truck driver and mechanic for over 58 years.

Delbert served on the Rio Volunteer Fire Department for 40 years and the Rio Village Board, where he served as president for 21 years. He was a member of the Rio Presbyterian Church, the Moline Consistory, the Mohammed Shriners of Peoria, the American Legion Post #727 in Oneida. He was a 50-year member of the Rio Masonic Lodge #685 and a 35-year member of the MidWest Truckers Association where he received the Safe and Courteous Driver Award.

He enjoyed traveling and especially being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; two daughters, Carrie (Terry) Schipper of LeClaire, Iowa; Lora (Kenn) Corban of Princeton, Illinois; one son, Curtis (Michele) Litchfield of St. Charles, Missouri; 3 grandchildren: Stephen Corban and Amanda Corban and Sarah Schipper; and several nieces and nephews.

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, and two brothers, Royal and Donald Litchfield.

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Visitation Details

Sunday, January 24th, 2016, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Service Details

Monday, January 25th, 2016, 10:30am, Rio Presbyterian Church

Sunday, January 24th, 2016, 3:00pm, Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois

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