November 20, 1934 ~ September 7, 2022

Born in: Sorento, Illinois
Resided in: Sorento, Illinois

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.

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Visitation: September 10, 2022 5:00 pm - September 10, 2022 8:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Funeral Ceremony: September 11, 2022 3:30 pm - September 11, 2022 4:30 pm

Assembly of God
303 S. Hill St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Interment: September 11, 2022 4:30 pm - September 11, 2022 5:30 pm

Sunnyside Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Sorento, IL 62086

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Timothy Dove Cruthis's name.

Sunnyside Cemetery

P.O. Box 267
Sorento, IL

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  1. Light a CandleMy heart goes out to the entire family!! Lots of great memories with them all. Tim was such a wonderful man, always very kind to me.

  2. We were just talking about our visit in 2017 where Tim, Carlene and the family were just talking and laughing about the passage of time.
    We are chicken and laughed till tears came out (more than once). It was a fantastic day! A whole afternoon of pure enjoyment…not a single picture was taken.

  3. Light a CandlePaul and family, I am sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way. He doesn’t suffer anymore. He has lived a good long life and you have the memories to look back on. God Bless you all.

  4. Light a CandleCondolences to the family. Tim was a great guy. Had many great conversations with him over the years. Lots of laughs. He will be greatly missed.

  5. Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you! Tim sure did do his part in fighting the cancer head on. He was one of a kind. Sending hugs and prayers! Dwight and Carol Rovey

  6. Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you! Tim sure did do his part in fighting the cancer head on. He was one of a kind. Sending hugs and prayers!

  7. Light a CandleTim and I exchanged frequent phone calls, often with some reference to a memory from our ‘skinny dipping’, younger days with friends at Dry Fork Creek. He once said something I think of often, “you know you are getting old when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work” and “sometimes you have to laugh, especially at yourself”. He was right on. My sincere condolences to the family and their loss of an all around, A#1 SUPER NICE GUY, my ol’ friend Tim. God Bless!!!

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