RUSSELL "BUD" W. FOOTE, 85, of 3805 North Marybelle Avenue, Peoria formerly of Germantown Hills died Friday, May 19, 2006 at 9:45 A.M. at his home. He was born on March 2, 1921 in Cass Twp., Fulton County, IL the son of Ambrose E. and Calla Pickering Foote. He married Betty J. Libolt on December 3, 1943 in Peoria Heights, IL. She survives of Peoria. Surviving are one son; Kenneth Foote of Kankakee, one daughter; Donna (and Paul) Breymeier of Peoria, six grandchildren, seven Great-grandchildren, one brother; Jack (and Beverly) Foote of Pekin, five sisters; Doris Courson of Knoxville, IL, Helen Shepperd of Peoria, IL, Joanne Russell of San Dimas, CA, Mary (and Charles) Workman of Peoria, IL and Marilyn (and Ross) Gorgone of Aracadia, CA He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters; Leona Allen, Ruth Wilson and Janet Dombrowski. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Army 104th Infantry Division 413th Regiment Company G Timberwolves. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart #175 of Peoria; V.F.W. Post #2602 of Peoria Heights; and AMVETS Post #64 of Peoria. He was a Carpenter for Union Local #183 of Peoria retiring in 1983. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 22, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Peoria Heights Congregational United Church of Christ, Peoria Heights. Rev. Stephen W. Barch will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be in the Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice, Peoria Heights Congregational United Church of Christ or Emergency Resource Staffing. Weber-Hurd Funeral Home of Chillicothe is in charge of arrangements.
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