Ernest L. Hatten

January 9, 1938February 16, 2019

Ernest L Hatten, 81, of East Peoria passed away at 8:54 pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1938 in .... Arkansas, the son of Leland and Irene Tisdale Hatten. He married Donna on October 24, 1959. She survives. Ernest is also survived by one daughter, Kathy (Steve) Raithel of East Peoria; two sons, Donald Morgan of Spring, TX, and Richard (Sandra) Morgan of East Peoria; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Patsy (Wendel) Jones of Oklahoma; and two brothers, Leland (Rosalee) Hatten of East Peoria, and Charles (Irma) Hatten of Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother. Ernest was an electrician at Caterpillar until his retirement. Ernest was a great man with endless skills. He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, working, and most importantly spending quality time with his family. Ernest loved and trusted the Lord and never met a stranger. He taught all who knew him how to love and be kind to others. We will certainly see him in Heaven someday. There will be a graveside service for family and friends at 11 am Friday, February 22, 2019 at Fondulac Township Cemetery. Pastor Jack Thompson will officiate. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association. There will be a Celebration of Life following services at Creve Coeur Community Center. To view Ernest's memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to


  • Leland Hatten, Father
  • Irene Tisdale Hatten, Mother
  • Donna Sickler Hatten, Wife
  • Kathy (Steve) Raithel, Daughter
  • Donald Morgan, Son
  • Richard (Sandra) Morgan, Son
  • ~ Eight ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ Nine ~, Great Grandchildren
  • Patsy (Wendel) Jones, Sister
  • Leland (Rosalee) Hatten, Brother
  • Charles (Irma) Hatten, Brother
  • He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother

  • The Alzheimer's Association



  • Graveside Service Friday, February 22, 2019


  • Celebration of Life

Ernest L. Hatten

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Kay Landreth

February 22, 2019

I only met Ernie a couple of times, but I still remember how friendly and fun he was. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your loving memories will help you get through losing him.

Deborah McQuellin

February 18, 2019

In loving memory of my Uncle Ernie who knew me and loved me my entire life. I will miss you and love you forever. My sincerest condolences to my Aunt Donna and Kathy, Rick, and Don as well as the many grandchildren and friends they have. We all had a great time together as families, and there we a lot of us. As family, I will never forget all the fun times we had together as well as the losses we have already encountered. Love and light, Deborah McQuellin, niece, Galesburg, IL