Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

John L. Dunn

12/7/1954 - 8/11/2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ John Leslie Dunn, 62, of North Pekin, passed away at 9:03 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home. 

Born December 7, 1954 in Peoria to Lee and Mildred (Dwyer) Dunn, Jr., he married Starla Yates on January 19, 1974 in Creve Coeur.  She survives.

Also surviving are his father of Metamora; one son, Jason (Stephanie Hunsicker) Dunn of Peoria Heights; one daughter Brittany (Vern) Bennett of North Pekin; eight grandchildren, Brooke, Kyla, Ashlynn, Brendan, Jaiden, Noah, Analeigh and Cash; one great-grandchild, Skylett; two brothers, Loren (Charlotte) Dunn of Raeford, North Carolina, Steve (Marchele Haworth) Dunn of Council Bluffs, Iowa and two sisters, Kathleen (John) Malson of Germantown Hills and Connie (Jim) Klinkradt of Metamora.

He was preceded in death by his mother; one son, Bryan on December 7, 2010; one grandson and one brother.

He had worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 38 years as a machinist retiring in February, 2011.  He had also worked for Illinois Machine and Tool, Advanced Technology Services and Chip’s Machine Shop in Peoria.

John was a member of New Life Christian Fellowship Church in North Pekin.

He enjoyed being outdoors and mowing his yard, golf and playing cards.  He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears.  His greatest enjoyment though was attending his grandchildren’s activities and sporting events.

The family would especially like to thank the Doctors, staff and associates at Illinois Cancer Care and Vitas Healthcare for the care and compassion given to John and his family.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Chuck Wilcox will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin

Memorial contributions may be given to Illinois Cancer Care, 8940 Wood Sage Road, Peoria, IL 61615 or to American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614

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