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James E. Hertter

September 16, 1953 June 27, 2024
James E. Hertter
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James E. Hertter, 70, of Pekin passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Carle Health Pekin Hospital.

He was born September 16, 1953, in Peoria to Joseph and Dorothy Smith Hertter. His parents; daughter, Sarah Jane Hertter and sister, Nancy Clark preceded him in death.

He married Mary Jane Lakemper on October 13, 1978, in Peoria; she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Christina Nicole Hertter.

James worked for Kroger’s retiring in 2017.

He loved his family. He also loved watching games, especially the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. He loved riding his bicycle and enjoyed watching wrestling.

Cremation has been accorded and services will be held at a later date.

The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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