Jere L. Litwiler, 81, of New Windsor, Illinois, died Sunday, February 13, 2022 at his home. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Services will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at New Windsor Presbyterian Church. Burial is in New Windsor Cemetery. Memorials may be left at New Windsor Presbyterian Church, New Windsor Cemetery Maintenance and Improvement Fund, Tri-County Ambulance or New Windsor Public Library.
She was born on July 26, 1940 in Galesburg, IL to Ralph and Marion Shroyer Keck. She graduated from Winola High School in 1958 and completed her secretarial studies in Omaha, Nebraska. She married Robert Litwiler on May 29, 1959 in New Windsor. He died on June 31, 1977.
Jere retired as a secretary at Rock Island Arsenal.
She was a life member of the New Windsor Presbyterian Church. Jere enjoyed hanging out with his class of 1958 girls and his card club. She was an avid reader who loved traveling and her family.
Survivors include his children, Alpha’s Deanna (Randy) Spivey; Todd Litwiler of New Windsor; Jesse (Molly) Litwiler of Matherville; daughter-in-law, Kathi Litwiler of Woodhull; 8 grandchildren, Shawn (Liz) Stoneking, Hope (Tyler) Dykman, Seth (Amy) Spivey, Ashley (Ryan) Whitehead, Donnie Litwiler, Payton (Arlene) Litwiler, Morgan Litwiler, Bryce Litwiler;
9 great-grandchildren and two expected with love; sister, Joan Metzner of Alpha; brother, Steven Keck of Victoria, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.
Jéré was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bob Litwiler and brother, Bill Keck.
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Published by Legacy on February 14, 2022.