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Obituaries

Joe Waterhouse

WALNUT — Joe Waterhouse, formerly of Walnut, more recently of Arizona, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born April 24, 1937, in Princeton to Gene and Grace (Fisher) Waterhouse.

He attended Walnut schools and Western Illinois University in Macomb, majoring in mathematics. He taught high school in Walnut, Pekin and Sycamore. He lived in and spent the majority of his teaching career in Sycamore.

He was an active member of his church. He sang in the church choirs and was a member of the Barbershop Singers of America for many years.

Surviving are two sisters, Letty Opsal and Ann Schoff; and four brothers, Bill, Dick Ned and Paul Waterhouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Don.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Open Prairie Church in Princeton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Cremation rites were accorded.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

The Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is handling the arrangements.

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