OBITUARY

Timothy L. Fosdick

July 16, 1960October 8, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Timothy Leon Fosdick, 61, of Manito, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021 at his residence. Tim loved the Lord with all of his heart and had many struggles along the way, but ultimately walked into the arms of Jesus.

Born July 16, 1960 in Fairbury to Sylvester Junior and Beverly Norene (Fritts) Fosdick, he married Brenda Sue (Sarnes) Stephens on March 18, 2001 in Morton. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Bloomington; one son, Kaleb Fosdick of Pekin; three daughters, Chloe Fosdick, Marilee Fosdick, both of Pekin and Ashley Edwards of East Peoria; four grandchildren; one sister, Sharon (Randy) Kinzinger of Buckley; two brothers, Larry (Julie) Fosdick of Pontiac and Harry (Lisa) Fosdick of Chenoa and many nieces and nephews, including Logan Fosdick of Normal, who was raised with him as a brother. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Donna Sarnes of Pekin and a brother-in-law, Mark Sarnes of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Dale Fosdick.

A 1978 graduate of Forrest-Strawn-Wing High School, Tim then attended the Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, Wyoming and graduated as a diesel technician from there in September 1979. He enjoyed a long career as a diesel mechanic, last working for German Bliss Equipment in East Peoria. He previously had worked for Peoria Rescue Ministries at Victory Acres in helping them run their men’s work program.

He had a love for airplanes and cars and was a licensed sport pilot. He was proud to have built his own Sky Ranger Sport Pilot with a 1300 Suzuki auto engine within it. His kids will remember him as a great cook and he loved gardening with his children.

Tim was a member of Pekin First Church of the Nazarene. Tim would want all to know that regardless of what you have done in life or where you may find yourself in life, God would want you to know that you are loved by a merciful Savior who will forgive you.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor W. Lloyd Brock, Pastor Vernon Risner and Pastor John King will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peoria Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 837, Peoria, Illinois 61652-0837.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Davis
  • Logan Fosdick
  • Kaleb Fosdick
  • Larry Fosdick
  • Harry Fosdick
  • Jacob Broeker
  • Jack Stokes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Fred Furston, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Lori Eppel

October 15, 2021

My heart goes out to my cousin Brenda and her family… they have all been through so much. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead as they find their new normal. May Tim rest in Peace.

Carol Huber

October 13, 2021

Brenda and girls so sorry to hear about your loss and praying for the Lord to be really close to all of you at this time....give them a hug from me.

Virginia Hajny

October 12, 2021

Sincere condolences to Beverly, Tim’s wife and family, siblings and family on his passing. May God give you strength at this sad time. I have known the Fosdicks for 75 years or more, my heart also goes out to Esther.
Love and prayers for all,
Virginia Gouge Hajny

Michael Kohler

October 12, 2021

I remember the fun we had coming down from Michigan to Visit all of my cusins. Tim helped make it fun even when I was a pain to him with me being one of his younger Cusins and not knowing some of the things that had to be done on the farm. I will miss him.

Velena (Fritts) Moran

October 11, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about Tim. I'll always remember him as a young boy on his parent's farm, proudly showing us the hogs and piglets. I'm sure he's rejoicing in heaven with Dale and their father.

Delos Tull

October 11, 2021

So sorry to hear of Tim’s passing! Prayers for your family.

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