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ILLINOIS - Tazewell County - Miscellaneous Pekin Obituaries - 16

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2008, at 7:05 p.m.

BERYL GEBHARDT
(1907-2003)
PEKIN - Lyla Beryl Gebhardt, 96, of 508 W. Trilby Rd., Fort Collins, Colorado, died at 1:05 a.m., Monday, October 6, 2003 at Good Samaritan Retirement Village in Fort Collins. She was formerly of Pekin.
Born February 11, 1907 in Deer Creek to Robert and Carrie Lewin Farlin, she married Wilbur Gebhardt on June 4, 1938 in Missouri. He died January 28, 1972 in Plantation, Florida.
Also preceding in death were one grandson and one brother.
Surviving are one daughter, Patricia B. (Eric) Reno of Fort Collins; one son, Robert W. Gebhardt of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and five grandchildren.
She was a graduate of Illinois State Normal Teachers' College in Normal.
Mrs. Gebhardt last worked as an administrative assistant in the Broward County, Florida school district. Previously, she and her husband had owned and operated Uptown Motors Oldsmobile and Cadillac dealership in Pekin from 1939-55 and she had taught in a 1-room schoolhouse in Dillon, Illinois for 5 years.
In year younger years, she was active in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, 4-H, Y-teens, and the Methodist Youth Fellowship in Pekin. She was a former member and past president of the Pilot Club; Pekin Emblem Club No. 424; Celestial City Chapter No. 333, Order of the Eastern Star, all in Pekin.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Krista L. Brockman will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Lions Club Sight Conservation Fund, P.O. Box 751, Pekin, Illinois 61555-0751.

BERTHA CLIFTON
(1920-2003)
PEKIN - Bertha Viola Clifton, 83, of 1520 El Camino Drive, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2003 at Pekin Manor. She was formerly of 30 Park Drive in North Pekin.
Born August 28, 1920 in Standard City to Henry Joseph and Bertha Alexander Picton, she married Joseph Ross Clifton on August 10, 1940 in Staunton. He died March 3, 1999 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis R. Clifton and R. Bruce (Mary) Clifton, both of Pekin; four grandchildren, Tony R. Clifton of Morton, Casey J. Clifton and Robert B. Clifton, Jr., both of Pekin and Connie S. Clifton of Pensacola, Florida; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two step-great-grandchildren and one brother, Henry J. (Edna) Picton, Jr. of Sunnyland.
She worked for Peoria Suppliers as a receiving clerk, which later became Murray's, where she last worked as the manager of the receiving department. She later worked for Evans Products and then for Sequoia Products in Peoria as a bookkeeper.
She was a member of the Creve Coeur Church of the Nazarene.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert L. Barnard will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Creve Coeur Church of the Nazarene, 129 South Highland Avenue, Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610.

JAMES DULANEY
(1925-2003)
PEKIN - James Edwin Dulaney, 78, of 1702 Holiday Drive, died at 3:52 a.m., Sunday, October 5, 2003 at Pekin Manor.
Born July 31, 1925 in Galesburg to Sidney Clay and Verna Louise Allen Dulaney, he married Dorothe M. VanVelsor on July 31, 1952 in Palmyra, Missouri. She died October 28, 1990 in Pekin.
Surviving are one son, Stephen J. Dulaney of Moline; one daughter, Anita L. (George) Kampas of Pekin; four grandchildren, Scott A. Kampas, Kristofer J. Kampas, Lance M. Kampas, all of Pekin and Andrew R. Dulaney of Moline and two brothers, Lester K. (Charlene) Dulaney of Mesquite, Nevada and Merle G. "Gene" (Nancy) Dulaney of Dayton, Texas.
He was a Navy World War II veteran serving in the Pacific Theater.
He retired in 1987 from Sherex in Mapleton after 26 years of service, where he first worked in production, then in maintenance and last as an operator at the tank farm. He was a member of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union in Pekin.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Galesburg and attended First United Methodist Church in Pekin.
He was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed traveling and tending his garden.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. The Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285 of Galesburg will conduct military rites. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

JEFFREY WOOD
(1977-2003)
MARQUETTE HEIGHTS - Jeffrey Allen "Woody" Wood, 26, of 312 Lincoln Road, was pronounced dead at 4:27 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2003 in Peoria County.
He was born February 19, 1977 in Peoria to Michael C. and Debra L. Carter Wood.
Surviving are his parents, Mike and Debby Wood of Marquette Heights, one son, Austin Michael Wood of East Peoria; three brothers, Joseph M. (Joan) Wood of Washington, Jeremy C. Wood and his twin, Jason N. Wood, both of Marquette Heights; his paternal grandmother, Rose Mary Wood of Pekin; and his maternal grandparents, William E. and Bonnie L. Carter of Pekin.
His grandfather, Floyd Chester Wood on March 17, 2003 in Lakeland, Florida, preceded him in death,
He was a 1996 graduate of Pekin Community High School.
A graduate apprentice of Boilermakers Local No. 60 in Morton, he had been with the Boilermakers for 7 years and last worked Saturday.
He enjoyed traveling, especially to Branson. He also enjoyed family get-togethers and spending time with friends. He loved nature and watching deer.
He had attended North Pekin Church of the Nazarene.
His memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2003 at the North Pekin Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Gary E. Carter, his uncle, will officiate. Visitation will be for three hours before services Thursday at the church. Cremation will be accorded. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boilermakers Local No. 60 to be used for the Boilermakers' annual contribution to St. Jude, 425 West Edgewood Court, Morton, Illinois 61550.

WILLIAM FELD
(1928-2003)
PEKIN - William Harry Feld, 74, of 1100 South 2nd Street, Pekin, died at 10:44 p.m., Thursday, September 25, 2003 at his home.
He was born December 1, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to William J. and Viola Jones Feld.
Surviving is one brother, Roger (Nancy) Feld of St. Louis, Missouri.
One brother (Gary Feld) preceded him in death.
Mr. Feld was a bricklayer in the area for many years, working out of Bricklayers Union Local # 6 of Illinois in Mackinaw.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1946 to 1956, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific area, Korea, and Japan.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869, the Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1232, and the George W. Maple Memorial AMVETS Post #235, all in Pekin.
Military graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at War Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Pekin. There will be no visitation.
Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the George W. Maple Memorial AMVETS Post # 235, 1426 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

SUE GOODRICH
(1942 - 2003)
TREMONT - Sue Carol Goodrich, 60, of 14068 N. Windermere died at 1:12 a.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2003 in the emergency room at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born November 26, 1942 in Lake Forest to Donovan M. and Lorraine M. Nestrick Peck, she married Richard L. Goodrich on March 10, 1962 in Millington, Tennessee.
Surviving are her husband; 1 son, Jeff (Terri) Goodrich of Puyallup, Washington; 3 daughters, Julie (Mike) Farris of Calico Rock, Arkansas; Stephanie (Vince) Davis of Hastings, Minnesota, and Tricia (Ben) Berry of Springfield, Illinois; 7 grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Linda (Mark) Switzer and Karen (David) Gibbs, both of Pekin, and Marsha (Dan) VanDeVeer of East Peoria.
A certified Illinois assessing officer, Mrs. Goodrich worked for Tazewell County in the Supervisor of Assessments Office for 22 years, retiring in 1999 as a deputy assessor.
She was a member of Riverside Community Church in Peoria and a former member of the Marquette Heights Fire Department Auxiliary.
She loved gardening, travelling, genealogy, and her Norwegian heritage.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, September 25, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. David W. Gibbs will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Community Church, 222 Northeast Monroe Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602 or to the Place on Prince Memory Garden, 601 Prince Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

PETER G. GUENGERICH
(1910-2003)
PEKIN - Peter George Guengerich, 92, of 1105 S. 7th St. died at 5:20 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. He was formerly of 7465 Myrtle St. in Manito.
Born October 4, 1910 in Morton to John and Fredericka Schick Guengerich, he married Ida Marie Foster on May 28, 1931 in Peoria.
Surviving are his wife; 1 son, Ronald Wayne (Sharon) Guengerich of Elmhurst; one half-brother, John Allen Guengerich of Mackinaw; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 1 granddaughter; 3 brothers; 1 sister; 3 half-sisters; and 2 half-brothers.
Mr. Guengerich worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria for 32 years, retiring as a maintenance welder in 1972.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pekin where he was a former member of both the church planning committee and the Men's Club.
He was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and gardening.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pekin. Rev. Rodger P. Abatie and Vicar Nathan Woolery will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 700 S. 4th St., Pekin, IL 61554.
Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

GERALD "JOE" TAYLOR
(1944-2003)
PEKIN - Gerald Thomas "Joe" Taylor, 59, of 2841 Allentown Rd. died at 2:55 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2003 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born August 3, 1944 in Lobelville, Tennessee to Ellis and Bernice Mayberry Taylor, he married Sheryl Munter on May 14, 1966 in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Anita (Les) Wood of Pekin; 1 grandson; 1 step-granddaughter; 4 brothers, Arnold Taylor and Kenny Taylor, both of El Paso, Billy (Peggy) Taylor of Pekin, and David Taylor of Lincoln; and 3 sisters, Catherine Deterts of Bloomington, Pat (Larry) Schlottman of Manito, and Linda Taylor of Peoria.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother and 1 sister.
Mr. Taylor was a member of Iron Workers Local #112 in East Peoria for 38 years, 25 of which he worked at C. Iber and Sons in Peoria, until they went out of business.
He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a past member of both the Pekin Moose Lodge #916 and Pekin Eagles Aerie #1869.
He enjoyed camping and fishing with his grandson.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

JOE W. GUNN
(1919-2003)
PEKIN - Joe White Gunn, 84, of 212 Cypress Street, Pekin, died at 1:42 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born August 10, 1919 in Little Rock, Arkansas to James Oliver and Mattie Ophelia White Gunn, he married Pauline Gladys Blank on December 20, 1944 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She died May 6, 2003 in Pekin. Four brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy E. (Fred) Harms of Canton; one son, James A. Gunn of Pekin; and one sister, Annie Lee Parker of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Mr. Gunn and his wife owned and operated Economy Shoes in downtown Pekin for 15 years, retiring in 1987. He previously worked at JC Penney's for 7 years at stores in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Galesburg, and Danville. He later worked at Carp's Department Store for 16 years at Mount Vernon and later as store manager in California, Missouri; Sullivan, Missouri; Canton, and last in Pekin.
He was a former member of Kiwanis and a former member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.
He had played the piano for several dance bands throughout Illinois and Missouri for many years.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Masonic services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel with funeral services following. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be 30 minutes before the Masonic service. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

ANNIE L. WILSON
(1934-2003)
PEKIN - Annie Lois Wilson, 69, of 905 Truman Drive, Pekin, died at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at her home. She was formerly of Bee Branch, Arkansas.
Born January 23, 1934 in Hattieville, Arkansas to Andrew and Rhoda Belle Webb Martin, she married Darrell Arvil Wilson on August 15, 1950 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. He survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Arvil Duane (Diana) Wilson of Pekin, Donald Ray (Debra) Wilson of Brimfield, and Timothy Joe Wilson of Manito; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jewell Dean Knapp and Ina Victoria (Douglas) Shearer, both Wilburn, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother (William Lewis Martin), and two sisters (Zelma Rhea George and Shelby Jean Knapp).
A homemaker, Mrs. Wilson also had been a caregiver and cleaned homes in the Pekin and Bee Branch, Arkansas areas.
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Clinton, Arkansas, where she was a past church board member. She also was a former member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin, where she had served as a bus minister. She was involved in children's ministries at both churches.
She enjoyed making crafts, gardening, cooking, baking, canning, and quilting.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2003 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin. The Rev. Greg Mason will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2003 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel and one hour before services Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2003 at the Church of the Nazarene in Clinton, Arkansas, with the Rev. William Fosse officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 East Broadway Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554, the Church of the Nazarene, 1664 Highway 65 South, Clinton, Arkansas 72031, or the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

JASON D. RADER
(1976-2003)
CREVE COEUR - Jason Daniel "Red" Rader, 27, of 795 Wesley Road, was pronounced dead at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at 1071 Wesley Road in Creve Coeur.
He was born February 23, 1976 in Peoria to Jimmy D., Sr. and Sharol A. Bumbalough Rader.
Surviving are his mother and step-father, Sharol A. and Wayne Lincoln of Pekin; his father and step-mother, Jimmy D., Sr. and Cathy L. Rader of Pekin; his girlfriend, Kelly Marie Vrell, with whom he made his home; two daughters, Alexis Diane Rader of Pekin and Madeline Nicole Rader of Creve Coeur; one half-brother, Darrin McClaski of Bartonville; two brothers, Jimmy D., Jr. (Faith) Rader and Jacob Rader, both of Pekin; two step-brothers, Kirt (Paige) Gibbs of Pekin and Mike (Julie) Lincoln of Minooka; three step-sisters, Julie (Gary) Placher of Chillicothe, Kristina (Joey) Nizzia and Kimberly (Shawn) Taylor, both of Pekin; his grandmothers, Betty Rader of Creve Coeur and Wanita Bumbalough of East Peoria.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jasmine Dean Rader on December 25, 2000 in Pekin and his grandfathers.
Jason worked as an operator and laborer for Central Illinois Freight Handling in Creve Coeur since September of 1994. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local 13748.
Jason was a talented artist and loved playing the bass guitar. He loved to make people happy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Deacon Tom Rader will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003 at the funeral home in Pekin. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for his children in care of Edward Jones, attention: Charlotte Jibben, P.O. Box 1543, Pekin, Illinois 61555-1543 or to the Creve Coeur Fire and Rescue Department or to Peoria County ESDA.

REBECCA L. RAY
(1967-2003)
PEKIN - Rebecca Lynn "Becki" Ray, 35, of 8 North 19th Street, died at 9:45 a.m., Monday, September 8, 2003 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born November 13, 1967 in Peoria to F. Elvis and Ruth Bernice Moon Ray.
Surviving are her mother of Pekin; one son, Cody Ray Bishop of Bartonville; three brothers, Steven M. (Laurie) Ray of Denver, Colorado, David A. (Arlene) Ray of Bartonville and E. Douglas (Jennifer) Ray of Peoria and eight sisters, Linda L. (Russ) Reynolds of Dallas, Texas, J. Colleen Fields of Peoria, Martha L. (Paul) Carver of East Peoria, Brenda R. (Craig) Evans of Houston, Texas, Joyce D. (Bob) Rafferty of Peoria, Sheila A. (Dave) Boskey of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, Karen S. (Cary) Becker of East Peoria and Sharon E. Ray of Pekin.
Her father preceded her in death on December 29, 2001 in Pekin.
She was a receptionist for Sunspray Tanning in East Peoria.
She enjoyed archery, fishing and collecting Indian artifacts. She also enjoyed writing and reading poetry.
She had attended Lighthouse Church of God in Pekin.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Keith D. Moore will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 500 North Dearborn, Suite 305, Chicago, Illinois 60610.

LORRIE A. MCCAIN
(1958-2003)
MANITO - Lorrie Ann McCain, 45, of 12869 Haas Court, Manito, died at 3:37 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003 at her home.
She was born June 15, 1958 in Dekalb to Harold Dean and Donna Lou Elliott McCain.
Surviving are her mother of Pekin; one brother, Brad D. (Karen) McCain of Pekin; two sisters, Penny L. McCain of Pekin and Jennifer K. (Walt) Hamann of Manito; and Steve W. Crowe, with whom she made her home.
Her father preceded her in death on April 22, 1976 in Pekin and one brother, Mark McCain on June 1, 1975 in Peoria.
Lorrie had worked for the Tazewell Animal Protective Society in Pekin for nine years. She then worked for Pekin Public Schools District 108 as a custodian for nine years. She later worked as the bar manager at the Peoria Sportsman's Club in rural Manito for five years. She again worked for Pekin Public Schools District 108 for one year, last working in 2001 at Jefferson School.
She was a member of the Peoria Sportsman Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1869 Auxiliary in Pekin.
She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, and cooking.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Tom Thomas will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Saint Francis Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615 or the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

JOHN B. HARRIS
(1948-2003)
PEKIN - John Blair Harris, 55, of 802 N. 2nd St. died at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2003 at his home.
Born June 28, 1948 in Peoria to Thomas H. and Lucille G. McClintick Harris, he married Deborah L. Lynch on July 17, 1968 in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his wife on February 16, 2003 in Canton; and his father, on August 30, 1994 in Pekin.
Surviving are his mother of Aurora, Colorado; 1 daughter, Penni Harris of Lewistown; 1 brother, Alan W. (Cheri) Harris of Highland Village, Texas; and 1 sister, Maryann (John) Geraghty of Aurora, Colorado.
Mr. Harris had worked out of Laborers Local #231 in Pekin for many years. Previously, he had worked for Pabst Brewing Company in Peoria Hts. from 1970-76. He had also been a guitarist in the local group the "Little Kiddles" during the 1960's.
He served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne division in Viet Nam. He had been awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid golfer and music lover. He attended Grace United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m., Monday, August 8, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Krista L. Brockman will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Tremont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Dr., Suite 403, Decatur, IL 62526 or the Disabled American Veterans, 25 Club Area, Springfield, IL 62707.

PHILIP F. KRIEGSMAN
(1928-2003)
PEKIN - Philip F. Kriegsman, 75, of 626 Country Club Lane, died at 3:07 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003 in the emergency room of Pekin Hospital.
Born March 22, 1928 in Pekin to Arthur T. and Jessie Elizabeth Freitag Kriegsman, he married Janet Elaine Moorhead on September 20, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa. She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Bethany L. (Daryl) Maus of Golden, Colorado, Catherine M. (Thomas, Jr.) Veerman of Pekin and Darcy A. Kriegsman of Murphysboro and two grandchildren, Haley A. Veerman and Tyler M. Veerman, both of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by parents and one sister, Susan M. Hannan on February 9, 2001 in Pekin.
A Korean War Army veteran, he had attended Illinois Wesleyan University and Drake University. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
He was a Past President and the longtime Chief Executive Officer of First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Pekin.
Mr. Kriegsman was the President of KMI Industries, Inc., the family business located in Pekin, which just recently celebrated its 90th year in business. He also was the Vice-president of Polar Supply in Peoria. With KMI, he was a former vice-president of the Illinois Movers and Warehousemens Association and a member of the Pekin Traffic Club and Peoria Transportation Club.
He was formerly elected and served 8 years as a member of Tazewell County Board and was a past president and former member of the Kiwanis Club of Pekin. He also was a former member and vice-president of the Pekin Jaycees. An advocate for youth, he also was formerly involved with Junior Achievement and the Boy Scouts.
Mr. Kriegsman was a former member of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and also served on the first Community Chest Board in Pekin. He was a past chairman of the Tazewell Cancer Crusade. He was a member of Pekin Country Club.
He was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin, where he was a member of the endowment committee and faithfully served on numerous church committees including the Church Council. He also helped his wife and daughter, Cathy; teach the Sunday school class for pre-schoolers.
His memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2003 at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Private inurnment will be in Lakeside Mausoleum in Pekin. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 503 North 4th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

JANET S. CHRISTENSEN
(1945-2003)
PEKIN - Janet Sue Christensen, 57, of 2125 Veterans Rd. in Morton, died at 10:32 a.m., Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge in Morton. She was formerly of Pekin.
She was born September 16, 1945 in Pekin to Morton P. and Ada Mae Layer Christensen, Sr.
Surviving are 2 sisters, Pamelia (John) Hafliger of Pekin and Patricia Sanders of Anaheim, California; and 4 brothers, Donald K. (Jacqueline) Christensen of Manito, Morton P. Christensen, Jr. of Naples, Florida, Wayne P. Christensen of Wayland, Michigan, and Dale Ray (Gail) Christensen of Morton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters; and 1 brother.
She had been employed by P.A.R.C. in Peoria from 1979-96.
She had participated in Special Olympics for many years and enjoyed bowling.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, September 8, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge.

LOUIS J. PESCAGLIA
(1911-2003)
HOPEDALE - Louis John Pescaglia, 91, of 107 Tremont Street, Hopedale, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at Hopedale Nursing Home. He was formerly of 7693 Sparrow Road in Hopedale.
Born November 26, 1911 in Orchard Mines to Guiseppe and Rosa Pesaresi Pescaglia, he married Rachel Gertrude Mote on June 1, 1935 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James L. (Linda) Pescaglia of New Franklin, Missouri and Gerald W. (Donna) Pescaglia of Rocheport, Missouri; one daughter, Louise R. (Richard) Hayes of Pekin; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
His parents, one infant grandson (Jerry N. Butler), two brothers (Sincero Pescaglia and Cevial Pescaglia), and two infant brothers preceded him in death.
Mr. Pescaglia began Pekin Hardwood Lumber Company in 1960, where he served as president until his retirement in 1993. In 1980 he opened Missouri-Pacific Lumber Company in Fayette, Missouri and in 1997 was instrumental in the opening of the Woodworker's Shop in Pekin, Bloomington, Morris, and last in Springfield. He also had owned and operated the Twilight Inn in Orchard Mines from 1945 to 1946, the Y Tavern in Pekin from 1947 to 1948, and Mackinaw Hardwood Lumber Company from 1950 to 1958. He was co-owner of Pescaglia Brothers Saw Mill in Orchard Mines in the 1930's and Havana Lumber Company in Pekin from 1949 to 1970.
He had served on the Board of Directors of the Heights Bank in Peoria Heights and Hopedale Medical Complex.
He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #916 and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1271, both of Pekin. He also was a former third degree member of Knights of Columbus Archbishop Schlarman Council #3507 in Pekin.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid bowler, where he was on several area championship bowling teams.
A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2003 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. The Rev. David Whiteside will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions in honor of his wife may be made to the Central Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 606 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

THEDA M. BEASLEY
(1947-2003)
MARQUETTE HEIGHTS - Theda Mae Beasley, 56, of 303 Saint Clair Drive, Marquette Heights, died at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Born April 28, 1947 in Peoria to Robert Taylor and Lucille Jane Corn Ashburn, she married Edward Russell Beasley, Sr. on November 15, 1969 in Marquette Heights. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kerri A. (Michael) Hill of Pekin; one son, Edward R. Beasley, Jr. of Marquette Heights; three grandchildren, Kylee D. Beasley and Hunter E. Beasley, both of Marquette Heights and Hope K. Hill of Pekin; and two step-grandchildren, Brock Hill of Pekin and Mackenzie Hill of Peoria.
Her parents and one brother (Robert T. Ashburn, Jr.) preceded her in death.
A homemaker, Mrs. Beasley enjoyed sewing and making crafts.
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation will be accorded.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

WESLEY W. WIEMERS
(1921-2003)
PEKIN - Wesley William Wiemers, 82, of 1302 Chestnut Street, died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, September 1, 2003 at Pekin Hospital.
Born September 1, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Wesley J. and Josephine Schneider Wiemers, he married Alice Marie Middleton on April 22, 1946 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Wesley W. (Nancy) Wiemers of Peoria; two daughters, Joanne C. Floyd of Norman, Oklahoma and Karen S. (David) McLoughlin of Pekin; six grandchildren, Douglas (Dana) Floyd of Norman, Oklahoma, Matthew Floyd of Pacoima, California, Valerie A. (Terry) Lynn, Kimberly L. (Nick) Royer, both of Pekin, David P. Wiemers and Elizabeth A. Wiemers, both of Peoria; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Joan Theobald of Mackinaw.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of the U.S.S. Hyman Association and George M. Maple Memorial AMVETS Post #235 in Pekin.
He retired as an operating engineer in 1983, having worked 13 years for Allied Mills, 21 years for American Distilling Company and a year each for Hiram Walker and Midwest Grain Products.
He was a 43 year member of Empire Lodge #126, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Illinois in Pekin. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Pekin.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, where military rites will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

SOPHIA M. ATHENS
(1905-2003)
CREVE COEUR - Sophia Mary Athens, 97, of 191 East Queenwood Road, Morton, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, September 1, 2003 at Morton Terrace. She was formerly of 413 Glendale in Creve Coeur.
Born December 7, 1905 in East Peoria to William and Mary Rehbolz Doering, she married Walter Athens on August 24, 1929 in East Peoria. He died in 1987 in Peoria. One son (Frank Athens on March 26, 1998), and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Walter (Yvonne) Athens and Vernon Athens, both of Creve Coeur; one daughter, Marlene Curley of Creve Coeur; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandsons.
A homemaker, Mrs. Athens enjoyed gardening.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Terry C. Edele will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Evangelical United Methodist Church Cemetery in rural Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

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