State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - December 14, 2006 Deceased Name: Charles W. DeGroot MANITO - Charles W. DeGroot, 75, of Manito died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Pekin Hospital.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1931 in Ashland, the son of John and Zonie Moore DeGroot. He married Essie Shoemaker in 1950 in Virginia. A son and daughter, Charles A. DeGroot and Debbie Harris, preceded him in death.
Mr. DeGroot retired as an inspector from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria in 1990 after 40 years. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pekin.
Survivors: wife, Essie; two granddaughters; and two sisters, Shirley (husband, Bob) Grant of Sherman and Louise (husband, Leonard) Bachman of East Peoria.
Graveside services: 3 p.m. Friday, Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, the Rev. Tom Guengerich officiating.
Maas Funeral Home in Manito is in charge of arrangements.