Timothy Dove Cruthis, 87, of Sorento, passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Hillsboro Area Hospital.
Tim was born November 20, 1934, in Sorento, the son of Elmer and Mary (Dove) Cruthis. He married Carlene Louise Harmer on June 25, 1953, at the Assembly of God in Sorento. She preceded him in death on October 11, 2018.
Tim attended Sorento schools and went on to work for Olin Mathieson for 44 years. He also was a lifelong farmer, and he raised cattle and hogs. Tim was a member of the Assembly of God in Sorento, served as Township Supervisor for 2 terms and Village Trustee for 3 terms, served on the Sunnyside Cemetery Board for many years, as well as the Farmers Livestock Board, and was a member of the Teamsters Local 50.
Tim was a professional cancer fighter, having fought courageously for over 18 years. He loved his cows and riding around on his 4 wheelers and side by sides. Tim also loved selling his flowers, cantaloupes, and watermelons to anyone willing to buy. He was a true professional at many things in his life, but he was Hall of Fame worthy coffee drinker.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Bonadell Cruthis; and three brothers, Joy, Gerald, and Clarence Cruthis.
Tim is survived by his children, Terry (Emma) Cruthis of Highland, Ronald Cruthis of Sorento, Carla (Randy) Schmidt of Hillsboro, Ritchie (Theresa) Cruthis of Sorento, and Paul (Tammy) Cruthis of Sorento; grandchildren, Timothy Schmidt, Brandi (Steven) Herter, Andrew Cruthis, and Shania Cruthis; great grandchildren, Colton and Maci; sister, Esther (Bill) Varner of Sorento; sisters-in-law, Pearl Cruthis of Sorento, Doris Bosco of Rosewood Heights, and Sally Ward of Houston, TX; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation: The family will receive guests from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St., Sorento, IL 62086.
Funeral Ceremony: 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at the Assembly of God, 303 S. Hill Street, Sorento, IL 62086, with Pastor Dennis Day officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Sunnyside Cemetery Association, 105 E. Taylor St., Sorento, IL 62086.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Tim, or to offer condolences to his family.