Dana Burton Throckmorton, age 91, of Washington, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at his home.
Dana was born on July 26, 1928 in Peoria to Lloyd Earl and Nancy Antilla (Anderson) Throckmorton. He married Erma Lee (Wren) on March 26, 1954 in Washington. She preceded him in death on January 12, 2015. Also preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters, Mary Jane Hanson and Lois Enid Henrich; and his grandson, Jacob Throckmorton.
Surviving are his children, Sherry Throckmorton of Peoria, IL, Mark and his wife, Karen, Throckmorton of Bedford, MA and Nancy Throckmorton of Bartonville, IL; two grandchildren, Joshua and Hayli Throckmorton; and many cousins.
Dana served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He attended Bradley University and then worked in management for various trucking companies in central Illinois. He last worked for Cox Transfer for over 12 years before he retired. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in East Peoria, the Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity and the Transportation Club of Peoria. He enjoyed traveling, reading, swimming and in June of 2014 he flew on the Greater Peoria Honor Flight. Most importantly, he loved his grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them.
Services will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11am at the First United Methodist Church in East Peoria. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home in Peoria. Rev. Mary Arnold will be officiating. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, the Northern Tazewell Fire Protection District or to the church.
MAR 2. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
MAR 3. 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
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