OBITUARY

William "Bill" Andrew Clutts

February 27, 1940October 11, 2018
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William "Bill" Andrew Clutts 78, of Pekin passed away on Thursday October 11, 2018 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Bill and Birdie (DeCamp) Clutts on February 27, 1940 in Littleton, Illinois. They preceded him in death. Bill married the love of his life Judie Vice on September 13, 1964. She preceded him in death May 1, 2009. He is survived by his children: Heidi (Tim) Turner, Holly (Scott) Hayes; grandchildren: Lauren, Morgan, Ethan, Emily; and one sister. He was known around town as the North Pekin Mayor for over 20 years and served on the village board for many years. Bill proudly worked at Caterpillar in the Research Development Department, retiring on April 1, 1999. Upon retirement Bill loved spending time with his family especially the grandchildren, watching them in their activities. He was a long time parishioner of Bartonville Christian Church. Recently Bill was living in Pekin Estates and enjoyed fishing, watching Cardinal baseball, and doing puzzles with his neighbors a few doors down. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. A funeral service will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday October 16, 2018 at Bartonville Christian Church. Rev. Kevin Dell will officiate. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Children’s Home of Peoria or Village of North Pekin Memory Garden. “Give me a problem and I’ll give you a solution.” Bill Clutts

  • FAMILY

  • Bill Clutts, Father
  • Birdie DeCamp Clutts, Mother
  • Judie Vice Clutts, Wife
  • Heidi (Tim) Turner, Daughter
  • Holly (Scott) Hayes, Daughter
  • Lauren Hayes, Granddaughter
  • Morgan Turner, Granddaughter
  • Ethan Hayes, Grandson
  • Emily Hayes, Granddaughter
  • Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife
  • DONATIONS

  • The Children's Home of Peoria
  • Village of North Pekin Memory Garden

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

William "Bill" Andrew Clutts

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Sheila Allen

October 16, 2018

Heidi, Holly & families, I want to express my sympathy to all of you and tell you that your dad / grandpa was so proud of all of you and your accomplishments. I have worked with Bill for 17 years at the funeral home, and he has always been so respectful to everyone, and always made sure that he did his part in helping to ensure that our services went smoothly. He was responsible for the knockout roses being purchased which are planted around the building. They have been a nice addition to the landscaping. We will miss him.

Scott Hayes

October 16, 2018

Bill was my father-in-law and I have had the honor of knowing him for most of my life.

Bill entrusted his daughter Holly to me with kind words and clear expectations.

We now have three children who love their Papa deeply. Their loss is painful to witness, the man meant so much to all of them, and to me.

Bill loved his daughters and his grandchildren. It was evident because he was present in their lives whether by phone calls, visits and the occasional surprise package containing some kind of gadget or knick knack.

I had the great fortune to spend lots of time with him talking about life, politics, family and the Village of North Pekin. I treasured those times then, even more so now. I was just happy to be around him. I can’t recall a time in 30 years that I was ever anything but happy to be around Bill.

Standing in the receiving line at the visitation, the impact he had on friends and co-workers and his community became evident. His willingness to take action and to be relentless in the pursuit of accomplishing the job was shared over and over. That is a fitting tribute and one any man would be proud to have said about him at the end of it all.

I love you Bill and I will surely miss you.

Goodbye and Thank You Sir,
Scott

Holly Hayes

October 13, 2018

Dad was an incredible man. Soft spoken and yet could carry on a conversation with anyone! I remember when I first moved away and was offered my first “big girl” job, the first person I called was Dad to seek his advice. Of course, he didn’t tell me what to do, but asked the right questions for me to come to my own conclusion.
He and Mom drove through a tornado warning so they could be at our home for the birth of his grandson. And those grandchildren - you’ll never see a grandpa love his grandchildren anymore than this Papa did. Whether spoiling them with gadgets or playing dice, he LOVED the time he had with his grandchildren.
Dad loved Jesus and we can rejoice that he is reunited with Mom in heaven ❤️
Love you, Dad

Russ Chambers

October 12, 2018

Holy and Hedi sorry for your loss, we spent a lot of time together going up. Are parents doing things together, sports, dance class, remodeling your house, even trying to get me to take dance class Not. I spent time later in life around your dad often dealing with the village board/ fire department, not always agreeing but he knew I had his back. Your parents were good people. We have both lost are parents, you will always look back and remember all the good things. Your dad will be missed by all. As we get older live to the fullest.

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Biography

William "Bill" Andrew Clutts 78, of Pekin passed away on Thursday October 11, 2018 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to Bill and Birdie (DeCamp) Clutts on February 27, 1940 in Littleton, Illinois. They preceded him in death.
Bill married the love of his life Judie Vice on September 13, 1964. She preceded him in death May 1, 2009.
He is survived by his children: Heidi (Tim) Turner, Holly (Scott) Hayes; grandchildren: Lauren, Morgan, Ethan, Emily; and one sister.
He was known around town as the North Pekin Mayor for over 20 years and served on the village board for many years. Bill proudly worked at Caterpillar in the Research Development Department, retiring on April 1, 1999. Upon retirement Bill loved spending time with his family especially the grandchildren, watching them in their activities. He was a long time parishioner of Bartonville Christian Church. Recently Bill was living in Pekin Estates and enjoyed fishing, watching Cardinal baseball, and doing puzzles with his neighbors a few doors down.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday October 15, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin.
A funeral service will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday October 16, 2018 at Bartonville Christian Church. Rev. Kevin Dell will officiate.
Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Children’s Home of Peoria or Village of North Pekin Memory Garden.
“Give me a problem and I’ll give you a solution.” Bill Clutts