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Andrew Dale Keith Bortell

Havana – Andrew Dale Keith Bortell, 30, of Havana, passed away at 2:30 PM on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on November 29, 1989.

Surviving are his parents, Keith and Lauri Bortell of Havana, sister, Lisa Layton of Havana, two brothers, Brandon Bortell of Havana and Dylan Fortney of Chapin, IL; nieces and nephews, Kaylee, Chance, Kyleigh, Brayden, Hannah, Rylan and Amber; maternal grandfather, Ernie Layton of Havana; paternal grandparents; Eldon and Sheron Bortell of Forest City, IL. Also, his beloved dog Boone

Andrew is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sheryl Layton; one sister; one uncle; two cousins; two aunts; and maternal great-grandma, Kathryn Towery.

Andrew worked at The Chuckwagon, The Duck Blind, and Havana Healthcare as a cook. He also worked at Farm and Home in Havana and the Par-A-Dice. He loved watching the Cubs, Bears, and WWE wrestling on T.V. He had a heart of gold and always thought of others.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. To leave online condolences please visit



  • Dan and chris Wilson

    Reply April 3, 2020 3:23 pm

    Sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    • Butch and Lisa Logsdon

      Reply April 3, 2020 9:38 pm

      Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Susan Showalter

    Reply April 3, 2020 3:29 pm

    So sorry for the families lost. Prayer sent for strength during this very hard time.

  • Madison Hallmark

    Reply April 3, 2020 3:36 pm

    I love you Andrew, may your soul rest so peacefully. Prayers and love to all of your family, especially Boone…

  • Jo Braden

    Reply April 3, 2020 3:39 pm

    Prayers to the family..

  • Lorraine Hallmark

    Reply April 3, 2020 3:41 pm

    Keith & Lauri – I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you strength and comfort at this time. Air hugs.

  • Bill and Robin Baughman

    Reply April 3, 2020 3:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss, We know losing a child at any age is harder then anything imaginable let your good memories help you through this difficult time

  • Cammy and Ed Smith

    Reply April 3, 2020 3:57 pm

    Do sorry for your loss. He was always a sweet kid. Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  • Shannan Karrick

    Reply April 3, 2020 4:00 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Sheilass

    Reply April 3, 2020 4:08 pm

    So very sorry Lori and Keith

  • Sheila Griffin

    Reply April 3, 2020 4:09 pm

    So very sorry Lori and Keith

  • Shirley Wills

    Reply April 3, 2020 4:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss Keith, Laurie and family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Shults family

    Reply April 3, 2020 5:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to the family.

  • Jeff & Susan Duel

    Reply April 3, 2020 5:32 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, prayers

  • Georgine and Jason Bastien

    Reply April 3, 2020 7:05 pm

    Lauri Keith and Brandon, I am sending my deepest condolences to you and your families! I will always remember that sweet little boy sneaking over to visit with mom and Dad . He will be deeply missed !! I am sending you all of our love and prayers in the days ahead !

  • Deserea Burns

    Reply April 3, 2020 7:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all in this time of grief. He was a great person and will be missed by many! Rest in peace T thug! Stay pimpin up there!

  • Angela Stillman

    Reply April 3, 2020 10:19 pm

    Eric and Angie Stillman

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Jessica Hopkins

    Reply April 4, 2020 12:57 am

    My condolences to the family of andrew…… buddy. Fly high over us…. watch over us .. and you are no longer suffering … you’re. Grinning…pain free with that gold bling shining as you stand with a cane no more!!!, love you space cadet!!!

  • April egart

    Reply April 4, 2020 7:19 am

    The whole time u thought ur prayers were unanswered; looking back reading now I understand he was preparing to answer them!! U have always had jesus in ur heart. Ur home now!! <3 see ubat the cross roads so u wont b lonely…. see u at the cross roads soo u wont bee lonely!!

  • Kimberly Bennett

    Reply April 4, 2020 7:28 am

    so sorry for your loss…many hugs n prayers

  • Trevor Justice

    Reply April 4, 2020 12:36 pm

    This is heartbreaking and i have to believe tht andrew isn’t suffering in his heart any more. Sadness has been removed from his heart and with tht i will smile for ya buddy. May god bless you’re family and friends and as long as I’ve known you all, you’ve all been great to me. Like family. Love you all!

  • Ron & Beckie

    Reply April 6, 2020 10:44 am

    So sorry for your loss

  • Dan & Jenny Kraft

    Reply April 7, 2020 12:50 am

    Keeping your family in our prayers! Sorry for your loss.

  • Rick & Rhonda Johnson

    Reply April 8, 2020 4:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Julie Moore

    Reply April 22, 2020 8:48 pm

    Keith N Lauri N Brandon, You All have our deepest sympathy…Glad I had the pleasure of knowing Andrew from the Insurance office when I worked in Havana. Always enjoyed when he stopped by to pay his premium…Prayers continue to be lifted for peace and strength for ALL of You….
    John and Julie Moore

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