Saturday, November 1, 2014

Max Bowen Krukewitt

Max B. KrukewittPEKIN ~ Max Bowen Krukewitt, 91 of 1461 Valle Vista #9, Pekin, passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his home.
Born January 1, 1923 in Homer to Rudolph and Grace (Bowen) Krukewitt, he married Betty Joan Mannin on May 19, 1943 in Homer.  She died November 27, 2002 in Pekin.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Jamison of Peru and Debbie Cather of Pekin; four grandchildren, Beth (Roy) Goetsch, Randy (Andrea) Jamison, both of Walnut, Deidre Cather and Dustin Cather, both of Pekin; five great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren. Max was also eagerly anticipating the upcoming birth of his third great-great grandchild.

He had served in the United States Army during World War II.

Max owned and operated Creve Coeur Auto Sales for 20 years.  He then worked for OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria as a Surgery P.T.A., retiring in December of 2006.

He was a member of the Illinois Used Car Association and the Homer Masonic Lodge No. 199.
Max enjoyed camping, watching westerns and NASCAR, in particular, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  He was also a Chicago Bulls basketball fan.  Max will also be missed by his beloved dog, Benji.
He was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin where he served as leaders with the Methodist Youth Fellowship.  He later joined the membership at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Homer United Methodist Church.  Pastor Teri Shane will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Additional visitation will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  Burial will be at G.A.R Cemetery in Homer.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Champaign VFW Post #5520.
Memorial contributions may be made to W.C.B.C. Romania Mission Trip, 125 Jackson Street, PO Box 217, Walnut, IL 61376 or to Amy’s Country Manor, 2949 S. 14th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.