Lloyd Arthur Bredernitz

May 5, 1933April 3, 2021

Lloyd Arthur Bredernitz, 87, of Bartonville, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Villas of Hollybrook and Reflections Memory Care in Peoria. He was born on May 5, 1933 in Saline, MI, a son of Roland and Lucile (Buehler) Bredernitz. He married Dorothy Elaine Thome on April 4, 1959 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2021 in Bartonville.

Lloyd was also preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his two children, Diane (Roger) Cannon of St. Louis, MO and Michael (Heidi) Bredernitz of Mapleton; six grandchildren, Jamie, Lisa (Rene), Clint, Kayla, Dan & Kelly; one great-grandchild, Evan; sister, Jean (Alex) McMahon of Houston, TX; and brother, Glenn (Lynn) Bredernitz of Fenton, MI.

Lloyd began working for the Michigan Bean Company in Fenton, MI right out of high school. He then served in the United States Navy for four years. He reenlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for 20 more years, retiring in 1973 as a Senior Master Sergeant. Lloyd last worked for Caterpillar, Inc. as a Test Engineer at the East Peoria Proving Grounds for 20 years, retiring again in 1994.

Lloyd was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville, Timberlake Country Club, Timberlake Birdie Chasers, and the American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville. A devout Christian and Michigan Man, Lloyd also enjoyed traveling, golf, fixing anything and everything, spending winters in The Villages, FL, and Dorothy’s cooking.

Lloyd's celebration of life gathering/luncheon will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00-ish p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Timberlake Country Club in Peoria. Military honors will be rendered at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, also at the Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Timberlake Country Club, 5501 W. Farmington Road, Peoria, IL 61604.

Online condolences may be left for Lloyd's family at


10 April

Celebration of Life Gathering

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Timberlake Country Club

5501 W. Farmington Road
Peoria, IL 61604


Lloyd Arthur Bredernitz

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Mark& Lee Ann Mowers

April 8, 2021

We are saddened to learn of Lloyd's passing. Prayers for the family and friends that you may find peace and comfort in the days to come.
Mark & Lee Ann Mowers