Eric David Orten
May 12, 1974 – July 3, 2020
Eric D. Orten, 46, of Bloomington, IL, formally of Elmwood, IL passed away at O.S.F. St. Joseph Hospital on Friday, July 3, 2020 after a strong battle with cancer.
Eric was born on May 12, 1974 in Peoria, IL to David and Kathryn (Schaub) Orten of Elmwood, IL. He is survived by his two sons; Zachary Orten of St. Augustine, IL and Alex Orten of Knoxville, IL. He is also survived by the love of his life, Lisa Warmoth and her son DJ McGee both of Bloomington, IL, along with his brother Chad (Danyle) Orten of Dahinda, IL and their two sons Gabe and Isaiah. Also surviving are his mother Kathryn, his fraternal grandmother Alice, and his beloved aunt Judy. Eric also has two god daughters; Jessie Martinez of Kentucky and Sammie Riggs of Peoria. Eric was preceded in death by his father and three of his grandparents.
Eric attended Elmwood High School where he played the saxophone.
Over the past few years, Eric worked in the warehouse at State Farm Insurance. Prior to State Farm, Eric worked at Rohn Manufacturing for ten years and was a U.A.W. Union Steward and Safety Captain. He also worked at Kongskilde and Morris Tick companies for five years each.
Eric loved rock & roll, playing drums, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Chicago Cubs just like his grandpa Schaub. He also enjoyed spending holidays with family, playing his father’s guitar, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, Eric requested donations be made to A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, 311 E. Main #418 Galesburg, IL 61401.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.remmertfuneralhome.com
Celebration of Life
Saturday, July 25, 2020