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Verden C. “Bud” Armbrust

Verden C. “Bud” Armbrust, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 6:43 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born August 12, 1928 in Topeka to Clarence and Alvena (Horstman) Armbrust. He married Barbara Gorden on May 11, 1952 at the Manito Methodist Church, with Reverend D.J. Powell officiating. Surviving are his wife, Barbara of Pekin; one daughter, Pam (Bob) Hunsinger of El Paso; one son, Douglas (Darla) Armbrust of Pekin; four grandchildren, Dustin Armbrust of Pekin, Ryan (Brenna) Hunsinger of Washington, Derek (Lindsey) Hunsinger of El Paso and Daelyn (Trent Williams) Armbrust of Pekin; seven great-grandchildren, Heidianne, Korben, Brielle, Sven, Lincoln, Stella and Gretchen; one sister, Arliet Jean Huber of Easton; two brothers-in-law and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two nephews and two brothers-in-law. Verden had worked as a transport driver for Growmark FS for 40 years, retiring in 1995, where he was a member of the Teamsters Local #627 and a member of Teamsters Retirees Club. After his retirement, Verden enjoyed driving for Ray Dennison Chevrolet in Pekin. He was a member of the Tazewell County Farm Bureau and enjoyed spending time with his family, bowling and watching T.V. His family and this world have lost a great man. Verden was a veteran the United States Army, serving in Korea and Japan. His private service was at Glendale Mausoleum, Chapel of Dreams. Pastor John Vaughn officiated. Entombment followed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The family extends a heartfelt sincere appreciation for the compassionate care he received from the staff at Hallmark House and the Hospice team. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61614 or The Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758571, Topeka, Kansas, 66675. To express condolences online, visit

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