Carol D. “Sonny” Litwiller, 81, Lincoln, formerly of Armington, passed away at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 10, 2013) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

He was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Hopedale, to Roy M. and Martha H. Nolder Litwiller. He married Betty J. Laun on Sept. 9, 1956, in Emden. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Mark Litwiller, Danvers; Rob (Gloria) Litwiller, Atwood; and Eric Litwiller, Danvers; one daughter, Judy (Mark) Cooley, Hummelstown, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Luke Litwiller, Jessica Litwiller, Jennifer Litwiller, Ryan Cooley, Kiersten Cooley, Stacey (Jared) Trouth and Hilary LeHew; two great-grandchildren, Michael Frantz and Andrew Trouth; two sisters, Joan (Barney) Bright, Morton, and Jean Stark, Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Neil Litwiller in 1973; and one sister, Marzella Litwiller.

Sonny farmed in the Delavan and Armington areas and retired from the Carpenters Local Union 63 in Bloomington.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was active in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraisers, and enjoyed mission work, fishing and hunting.

He was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church in Lincoln, where a celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dustin Fulton will officiate. Visitation will be from noon to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, also at the church. Burial will be in Oak View Cemetery, Armington. Davis Mortuary, Hopedale, is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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