7am News, Sports and Obits

Latest WGIL news
Click to play or
Right click and "Save Target As" to download
Click for Galesburg, Illinois Forecast
Home - Cancellations - Community Events - Contact Us - Mornings - News - Obituaries - Pictures - Programs - Special Events Audio - Sports - Weather
Whitsitt, Bruce L.
Bruce L. Whitsitt, age 73, of 154 Lincoln St., Galesburg, died at 2:23 a.m. Saturday July 2, 2011 at the Marigold Health Care Center.

He was born December 19, 1937 in Galesburg, the son of Lowell R. and Dorothy M. Ballew Whitsitt.

Bruce is survived by a special friend Kathy Marshall for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bruce graduated from Abingdon High School in 1956, then received his bachelors degree from Knox College in 1960 and his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Mississippi. He was a history and civics teacher at Lombard Junior High School where he was a team teacher with Mr. Trask. He then taught in Peoria, Chicago, and Savannah, Georgia.

He served in the United States Air Force for 8 years. He attended Coldbrook Christian Church as a child and in his teen years.

Graveside services will be Thursday July 7, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. James Ecklund officiating. Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 285. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
by Newsroom
News management powered by Xpression News

Click here to return to the latest obituary listings