Joseph E. Saatkamp, 87, of Nokomis, IL, passed away Tuesday , November 19, 2013 at Nokomis Rehabilitation Center, Nokomis, IL.

He was born May 14, 1926 in Rural Pana, IL, the son of William and Lulu (Seitz) Saatkamp. He married Marilyn Price on April 11, 1949 in Charleston, IL. Marilyn preceded him in passing on November 24, 1995. He was a retired farmer and mechanic, and a member of First Baptist Church in Nokomis, IL. He loved farming and his favorite hobby was putting jigsaw puzzles together.

Survivors include sons: Roy (Karen) Saatkamp of Washington, IL and Tom (Joan) Saatkamp of Pana, IL; daughter, Phyllis (Steve) Allen of Nokomis, IL; grandchildren: Andrea (Christopher) Meyers of Washington, IL and Adam (Stephanie) Saatkamp of Peoria, IL; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded by his parents; wife, Marilyn; son Ronald Saatkamp; brothers, Raymond Saatkamp, Logan Saatkamp, William Saatkamp; sisters, Mary Sutton, Dorothy Heldebrandt, Lola Anderson and Lou “Toots” Neismann.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL; Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, IL with Pastor Ryan Follis officiating. Burial will be at Nokomis Cemetery, Nokomis, IL.

Memorials may be made to: The Family

Arrangements by Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, IL.

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