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Daniel Bajic
7/17/1977 - 8/19/2011


PEKIN ~ Daniel F. Bajic, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2011 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

He was born July 17, 1977 in Chicago to Daniel and Margaret F. (Pirelli) Bajic.

Surviving are his father of Pekin; his mother of Pekin; one sister, Tina Bajic of Pekin; maternal grandparents Frank (Geraldine) Pirelli of Chicago; and paternal grandmother, Marie Bajic of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Stanley Bajic, Sr.

Dan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

He last worked for Direct TV in Phoenix, Arizona.  He also had worked in advertising for Universal Ad Com in Peoria.

Dan loved spending time with his nephews and listening to music

He also loved to bowl, shoot pool, and play in local and national poker tournaments.  He enjoyed sports of all kinds and was a fan of the New York Mets, the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins and Phoenix Suns.

Dan gave the gift of life through organ donation following his death.

His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.  Father Timothy Nolan will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Cremation will be accorded following services.  Private burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society 100 Taps Ln. Pekin, IL 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Brandy Bush- Hoyle - friend

Scott & Rikki Wallace - Friends

carol cruikshank - friend

Talena & Justin Michels - Friends

Rusty & Sarah Pusey - Friend

Grandma & Grandpa Pirelli -

Mandi,Donnie,Cheri Boyette - Friends

sabina west - friend

Terry & Gerry Reynolds - friend

Barbi Nordvall - Friend

Barry Williams - business associate of father

Fred Albright - Friend

Linda Cunningham -

Shelley Barker - friend

shawn Koontz - Friend

Rick & Charmayne Sarff - Friend

Melissa Vukelic - Sister

Amanda Beal - Friend

Sid Fernandez - Best Friend

Jennifer Chasteen - Friend

Jennifer Sanddifar - Old Classmate& OLD Co-worker of Tina's


Maggie/Danielle Carnegie - Friend of Tina's

Trisha Swiedals - Friend

Amanda Sullivan - Best Friend

Bethany Powell-Fuller - friend


Jeff Bahnsen - Business associate of father

Shane Roan - Friend

jason hazlett - friend

Henry Horn - Friend

Sharon DeWitt - Friend

Darlene whiteman - friend

Ryan Montgomery - Friend

Robert Harvey - Grandfather of Logan and Evan

Stephenie Bowman - Marjie's Friend

Larry Thompson - Brother/Friend

vikki mackowiak - friend

Joe and Julie Sullivan - Ian's parents

Andrew Baxter - friend

Dani Homerin - Friend

Debbie Stauthammer - owner of Talk of the Town Hair Designs

steve lawson - friend

John & Cris Pirelli - Uncle & Aunt

Jillian Junker Jansen - Friend

Joey Hauk - Friend

nikki quarello - friend

Lisa Keen - friend

Kara Sullivan - friend

Anthony Martin - Friend

Ricardo Lopez - friend of the family