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Orville A. Waterkotte

Orville A. Waterkotte

Orville A. Waterkotte, age 96, of Quincy, IL died on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in his home. He was born on August 25, 1923 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Frank and Reinfreida (Zimmerman) Waterkotte. He married Ruth Marian Sturhan on September 9, 1950 in Quincy's St. Boniface Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2018. Mr. Waterkotte was a carpenter and the owner and operator of Waterkotte Construction, Inc. He was in the United States Army during WWII and served in both Burma and India. He was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Orville enjoyed fishing, was a Cub fan, but most especially was dedicated to his family.

Survivors include his children: Anne (Alan) Betts of Quincy; Martha Lubben Waterkotte of Champaign, IL; Sara (Brad) Schulte of Fowler, IL; Terri (Sam) Newlon of Quincy, IL; Mary (Jack) Terwelp of Quincy; Janice (Don) Miller of Quincy; Rose (Chris) Heller of Ft. Smith, AR; Joseph (JoEllen) Waterkotte of Quincy; Gregg (Jana) Waterkotte of Clayton, IL, and Phillip (Danielle) Waterkotte of Quincy.

His Grandchildren: Michael Betts & Chrissy, Brian Betts, Laura (Joey) Gibbs; Jennifer (Chris) Humer, Sarah Allen, Lindsay Allen, Richelle (Mike) Anderson, Ryne Lubben; Matthew Schulte, Nathan (Jill) Schulte, Amanda (Mark) Alexander; Christopher Newlon, Beth (Joe) Spiekermeier, Emily (Dave) Merkel, Scott Newlon; Abbey (Caleb) Roth, Eric (Sara) Terwelp, Cole (Lauren) Terwelp, Meghan (Marcus) Medsker; Erin (Arron) Meyer, Nicole (Travis) Darnell, Claire Miller, Alex Miller, Connor Miller, Ben Miller; Zachery Heller, Paige Heller, Keegan Heller, Gavin Heller, Hunter Heller; Cori Moore; Devin Post, Mason Scott, Madison Scott, Tristin Scott, Grace Scott; Whitley Waterkotte, Brandt Waterkotte, and Aubrey Waterkotte.

His 37 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife, he is also preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, two great-grandsons, and 5 siblings: Don Waterkotte, Frank Waterkotte, Jr., Fr. Silvin Waterkotte, Vivian Stephens and Loretta Waterkotte in childhood.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church by Rev. Don Blaeser, O.F.M. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church or to the Quincy Notre Dame Foundation.

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From:
Mike Koetters
Fowler, IL
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Thoughts and Prayers to family.
Sorry for your loss.
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Julie K
Quincy, IL
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My condolences, it was an honor to know and care for Orville at Curtis Creek and in his home. Ty for the opportunity and peace to all.
From:
Ann Kamphaus
Quincy, IL
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Janice and family - thinking of you. So sorry for your loss.
From:
Vickie (Walker) Elder
Mayfield, KY
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Love and prayers for the family.
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Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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Janice, Don and entire family our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time. So many great memories riding my bike out to your house & having fun. Your mom & dad were vey friendly & treated me like I was part of the family. RIP
From:
Jeanette & Marvin Winking
Indianapolis,, IN
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Dear Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Paul K.Geers
St. Louis, MO
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Dear Family,
Sara's son Matt has always keep me up on your Fatger. My mother sends he prayers, after knowing him 85 plus years.
I have known all of you 60 years but how many times at your home on 8th street and then Joe came alone. So many great times and fun times with all you at St. Rose school. Your parents were great. You all had good examples of a catholic life and kindness. I wish I could be there , but I'll have masses for mom and dad at old St. Rose.
Thanks for sharing your parents with me.
Love all you guys
Paul
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Chuck Grawe
Houston, TX
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Mary and Jack and family... sorry for your loss. Great memories of your Dad! Thoughts and prayers.
From:
John Helm
Quincy, IL
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Jack and family - very sorry for your loss; wishing you the best.
John Helm, formerly with NFIB
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Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Dad is now at peace and with Mom and Jesus! How great is that! Prayers to all of you.
From:
Debbie Eising
Curryville, MO
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So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Mary Louise ( my mother)
was a cousin. She thought the world of your Dad
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Sandy Freiburg
St. Louis, Mo, MO
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Dear Sara, i wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayets Sandy
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Lou Hagemeier
Woodbury, MN
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Jack and Mary sorry for your loss Peace and prayers to you and your family