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PEORIA – Evelyn Hochstetler, 93, of Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023, in Peoria.
She was born December 7, 1929, in Creve Coeur, to Clifford and Alice (Eller) LaRosh. Evelyn married Nyle Hochstetler on September 9, 1954, in rural Pekin. He preceded her in death on December 12, 2021.
Surviving are her children, Marie (Steve) Binkin of Peoria and Rachel (Neil) DeWalt of Dunlap; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; and her twin sister, Esther Wagler of Tremont.
Prior to marrying Nyle, Evelyn worked at CILCO for 6 years.
Evelyn attended Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, where she was a member of the FTFSS class. She was a former Sunday school teacher at Zion Evangelical United Methodist Church in rural Pekin. Evelyn also sang in a trio and choir for many years.
The family would like to thank the staff at Heartis Assisted Living for their care during the past year, the team of nurses, doctors and staff on the 2nd floor at Proctor Hospital and the staff from Transitions Hospice which made her journey into the arms of Jesus comfortable and peaceful.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor John Hopwood and Pastor Ralph Bauer officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 24, prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Zion Evangelical United Methodist Church Cemetery in rural Pekin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615, Youth for Christ, 4100 North Brandywine Drive, Peoria, IL 61614 or Zion Evangelical United Methodist Church cemetery fund, 3200 Cole Hollow Road, Pekin, IL 61554.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.
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