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David L. Cattron
September 23, 1944 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old
David L. Cattron, 77, of Geneseo, passed away on May 2, 2022, at his home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Concordia Lutheran Church-Geneseo, IL with Rev. Stephen Mueller officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9-11 AM prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery-Geneseo. Memorials can be made in his name to Concordia Lutheran Academy. Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory-Geneseo Chapel are in charge of arrangements.
David was born on September 23, 1944, in Canton, IL, the son of Berton H. and Augusta M. (Kuehn) Cattron. He graduated from Cuba High School in 1962. He was active in FFA, band, dramatics and 4-H. After high school he graduated from autobody repair school in Kansas City, MO. David also graduated from U of I in 1967 and began his teaching career teaching Vocational Agriculture at Annawan High School from 1967-1970. After he received his Master’s in Education from U of I in 1971 he taught Agriculture Mechanics at Joliet Junior College until retiring in 2002.
He married Carolyn Mowery on July 15, 1973, in Geneseo, IL and she survives. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church-Geneseo. David was very active in Ag Education Initiatives such as State FFA, FCAE and ILCAE. He was also a member of IL Landscape Contractors Assoc., Joliet Antique Auto Club, IL Specialty Growers, Treasurer of AETA-Geneseo, Will County Threshermen’s Assoc and Tea Leaf Ironstone China Club. He was also the driving force to move the one room Cronin school house to the Joliet Junior College campus. The local children will remember David for his Pumpkin Patch.
David is survived by his wife, Carolyn, two sisters, Linda (Clarence) Mitchell of West Burlington, IA and Thelma (the late Albert) Jones of Huntley, IL, sister-in-law, Jean Cattron of Elgin, IL, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harold and Carl Cattron, and niece Jan Cattron.