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Thetus "Woody" Ivan Siltman

March 17, 1944October 11, 2020
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East Peoria – Thetus I. “Woody” Siltman, 76, of East Peoria, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 17, 1944 in Canton to Woodrow B. and Maxine (Boggs) Siltman. He married Sally J. Leverton on June 18, 1966 in East Peoria. She survives. Woody is also survived by his two children, Brad (Maria) Siltman of Dallas, TX and Becki (Tyler) Seibert of Hanna City; six grandchildren, Kenzie, Michael, Marra, Josh, Alexa, and Wyatt; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Joyce Dianne Grant.

Woody served his country in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Airman of the Year Award. He was a graduate of Bradley University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in business management.

Woody last worked as a senior IT supervisor for Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria retiring in 2002 after 40 years of service. He was an avid golfer, loved to travel, and especially enjoyed attending his grandkids’ sporting events.

Woody's memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dream Center in Peoria.

Woody's memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Remmert Funeral Home. To attend via facebook livestream at 2:00 p.m., please visit www.facebook.com/RemmertFuneralHome/. Or use this link https://www.facebook.com/163414597011244 on the day of the service.

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Shari jamnik

October 17, 2020

Woody was such a great friend for many years. We had lots of good times together like our first time skiing at the playboy club at Lake Geneva, WI. Woody and Dean went straight down the slope and I think Sally and I ended up taking off our skis and walking down.
Vic always enjoyed playing golf with Woody in the few years that he knew him.
Vic and I want to extend our condolences to Sally, Becki and Brad and the rest of the family.

Shari and Vic Jamnik

Illa Conklin

October 17, 2020

Through many years it’s been our privilege to count Woody and Sally as valued friends. Woody was the greatest host ever on several trips. He planned & led our group in numerous countries. The guys called him “daddy” because he took such good care of all of us. I could go on and on with many funny stories such as the horse experience in Alaska. However, I’ll sum up our wonderful years with “Wood” by saying there was never a more loyal or loveable friend. With loving memories, Mike & Illa Conklin

Jim and Marcia Cromer

October 16, 2020

Jim and Marcia Cromer

October 16, 2020

We have such wonderful memories of our good friend Woody… Caterpillar, Fourth of July parties, cruises, golf and Bridge, Florida vacations, trip to the American club and the list goes on and on!
Woody was our trip and cruise coordinator… but most of all… our friend. We miss him already. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives for so many years!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sally and your family.
We send you our love,
Jim and Marcia Cromer

Peter Barclay

October 14, 2020

Alway enjoyed the times I worked with Woody at Caterpillar.
I never had to guess what Woody was thinking - he always gave a straight answer. “What you saw is what you got“ and you can’t ask for more than that. His humor was second to none.

Ron Ames

October 14, 2020

Woody was not only the best manager I ever worked for during my 43 year career at CAT but also a best friend. We worked together and traveled together throughout Europe on business trips. He expected me to be well prepared and 100% fully engaged while at work but after work we could enjoy our times together, relax with a glass of wine or a single malt Scotch while discussing sports, especially golf as he knew it was my favorite sport. My wife, Julie, and I always looked forward to our times with him and Sally and will treasure those memories forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sally and the entire family.
RIP Friend🙏♥️

Bob Lynn

October 13, 2020

It has been 65-70 years, but I remember Thetus from Oakford when we were small kids. May his soul rest in peace.

Bob Beckenbaugh

October 13, 2020

Sally and family...A small portion of your great loss will also be strongly felt by Woody's golf and probability seminar buddies. Woody was always a joy to be around...fun, joyful, questioning. He loved to experiment with new food entries for the eating breaks. He seemed to truly enjoy each of us enjoying the special treats he hosted. Woody was a calculator and risk-taker, who won more often than not. To his friends he was a precise thinker that made things happen. His spirit will live on in all who he touched. We will miss him always showing up early and ready to enjoy the great gift of life. Friends are special.

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