George Glenn Threewitt
Age 72, of Benton, IL, went home to be with the Lord on September 25, 2008 at his home with his family at his side. Born September 20, 1936 in Benton, he was the son of the late Opal and Nealy Woodrow. George proudly served in the United States Navy from September of 1954 to July of 1962. He was the second yeoman in charge of the admiral staff and captains office for all top secret information. Upon returning home, he sought employment in Chicago. He was a supervisor for over 50 years and worked for Stewart Warner, Chicago Transparent and AEP. He retired in 2000, and became a greeter at Wal-Mart where he fulfilled his desire to be with others. He touched the lives of others daily in what seemed to be an effortless manner. He always knew what to say as he spoke with his heart and others always left his presence happy. His compassion for others was his gift. He resided in Morris for 20 years before returning four years ago to Benton, IL where he was born.
Funeral Services for George G. Threewitt will be Friday, October 3, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris, Rev. Kern officiating, for services at 12:00 Noon. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, with full military honors to be conducted under the auspices of the United States Navy and the Morris Color Guard. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 West Route 6 at Deerpath Drive, Morris 60450. For information: (815) 942-5040. The family invites you to join them in honoring George's great passion for baseball and lifelong dedication to the St. Louis Cardinals by wearing red or St. Louis apparel to his service on Friday.
He married the love of his life, Dale Karen on July 4, 1976; their love has been richly blessed for 32 years and exemplifies what true love really means. He embraced his family with deep love, instilling in his four daughters the value of togetherness and the importance of staying strong as a unit. His beloved daughters are, Karen Threewitt, Pat Threewitt, April (Ron) Swetnam and Wendy (Dodd) Condon; also survived by his grandchildren, Sabrina, Brian, Jenny, Tiffany, DJ. Riley, Rachel, Lucien, Joey, Nikki and Jake; great-grandchildren, Dhristin, Dylan, Zachary, Jake, Cody, Damien and Daniel III; two sisters in law Suzy Woodrow and Jean Threewitt; two sisters, Sharon (John) Wadsworth and Donna (Tom) McClearin; his mother-in-law, Joyce Carol Hodge; sisters-in-law, Kimberly (James) Conte, Donna (Eddie) Pyatt, Dawn Robinson, and Lynn Hodge; nieces and nephews, Bennett, Sierra, Joseph (Calli), Sherry (Jason), Eddie, Joshua, Eric, Jason, Bonnie, Amber, Michael, Michelle (Bill), Steven (Amy), Shari (Scott), Scott (Katie), Brandon (Emily) and Ashley (Cody).
Prececded in death by his grandparents Charles Edward and Myrtie Threewitt, his parents, seven brothers Charles, Ulyss, Wendell, Wayne, Bill, Vernon and Gene.
George professed his faith to the Lord, becoming a longtime member of Jehovah Lutheran Church in Chicago, and recently of St. Paul in West Frankfort, IL. His love for Christ was evident in the manner in which he lived, always teaching by example. He loved to write and his poem that follows, shows his daily strive to please the Lord.
Worker's Prayer: Lord, as I prepare to go on my way give me the strength to make it through the day. Ease the pain of my aching back and soothe these tired muscles, that they may perform their tasks. May my mind reflect upon the knowledge which it has attained, so I may do nothing of which I may be ashamed. May I perform my duties the best that I can, be honest, truthful and fair to my fellow man. Protect me and guide me out of harm's way, so that when I reach the end of the day I may take this tired body to the place it calls home. There to rest till tomorrow, cause I can't make it alone.
He embraced his family with deep love. Family was also his first priority and what he treasured most in his life. An amazing man of great compassion, who loved with all his heart. He gave completely of himself, always putting the needs of others first. The kindness he shared, touched the lives of many. Never looking down on anyone unless he was helping them up. A pillar of strength, he weathered many storms, always instructing others to have faith. A witty sense of humor, and practical joker, he could brightened any day, and welcomed the opportunity. With remarkable wisdom, he was a constant source of direction always knowing what to say and how to uplift with his gentle spirit. Although he was a man deserving of great honor, he would humbly deny any praise. His absence will weigh heavy on our hearts, but his memory will always bring a joy that we will treasure. And there is great comfort in the knowledge that on this day he walks with the Lord, hand in hand, and hears the words, "Well done my good and faithful servant. Well Done."