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John Schefelbein

Peoria, IL

March 3, 1930 - May 1, 2008

John Schefelbein Obituary

This memorial website was created to remember our dearest John T. Schefelbein who was born in Peoria, IL on March 3, 1930 and passed away on May 1, 2008 . You will live forever in our memories and hearts. John T. Schefelbein, 78, of Peoria, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at 10:40 a.m. at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. John was born on March 3, 1930 in Peoria to Frederick and Sarah (Miller) Schefelbein. He married Ketra Gilbert on December 26, 1953 in Peoria. She survives. John is also survived by his son, William G. (Janet) of Peoria; his daughter, Karen (Brent) Rebbec of Mapleton; one sister, Barbara Schefelbein of Peoria; three grandchildren, Nicole and Brandon Rebbec and William J. Schefelbein; and four nieces. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. John was a service engineer for Komatsu, formerly Wabco for 30 years. John was a forty-year member of the former Arcadia Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and chairman of numerous committees. John was a member of the Detweiller Yacht Club for twenty-five years, where he enjoyed spending time on his boat with his loving wife. At one time, he was the Captain of Detweiller Yacht Club. He also enjoyed spending his time playing golf. John participated in many groups throughout his lifetime. He was a Cub Master and sat on the Boys Club Board, Junior Achievement Board and the Komatsu Credit Union Board. He was president of Center Bluff Neighborhood Association and president of the Senior Golf League. He was a former member of Komatsu bowling and softball leagues. John was a very dedicated husband and father. His family described him as easy going, generous with a kind and gentle heart. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Schefelbein, please visit our floral store. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of John Schefelbein Plant a tree in memory of John

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