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Peter L. State

November 12, 1943 ~ February 9, 2018 (age 74)

Peter L. “Pete” State. 74 of Litchfield, passed away Friday evening, February 9, 2018 at 7:23 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Born November 12, 1943 in Davenport, IA to Lawrence and Irma (Uhde) State.  He was a graduate of Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, IL Class of 1961.  He attended St. Louis College of Pharmacy. 

Pete had a fulfilling career with the United States Postal Service. Starting as a letter carrier, supervisor and postmaster in Ballwin, MO and in Litchfield, IL  

Pete was a member of the Litchfield Country Club and the Moose Lodge #1634 of Litchfield.  He was passionate about golf and fishing along with spending time with his family and friends.   Pete married the former Shirley Lee Swarringin on May 28, 1989 and she survives. 

In addition to his wife Shirley, Mr. State is survived by;  A son, Larry (Sarah) State of St. Ann, Mo.,

Four daughters; Angie (Jay) Findling of Greentop, MO., Jeanine State of  LaPlata, MO., Pam O’Fallon of Hazelwood, MO., and Christine (Bradley) Watson of Monroe City, MO.

Nine Grandchildren; Ty, DeAnna, Patrick, Katie, Emma, Tony, Lance, Jayson and Rylee and Eleven great- grandchildren. 


Pete was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stephen State. 

Funeral services for Pete will be conducted Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Dennis Hill, a neighbor and friend of Pete’s will officiate.  Cremation will follow the service and visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  A reception will be held at the Litchfield Moose Lodge following the services. 

The family suggests memorials to the Montgomery County Cancer Assn. or to Paws Care of Montgomery County.



Donations may be made to:

Montgomery County Cancer Association Pat Cailey Treasurer
19 Circle Drive, Litchfield IL 62056

Paws Care of Montgomery County
P.O. Box 25, Hillsboro IL 62049

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