Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Donald E. Hill

3/22/1952 - 9/9/2017

PEKIN ~ Donald E. Hill, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 7:02 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.
 
He was born March 22, 1952 in Libertyville to Joseph Edward and Delores Marie (Jenkins) Hill.  His parents preceded him in death.
 
Surviving are one daughter, Stacy Morgan of South Pekin; one son, Louie (Ellyn) Penning of Pekin; five grandchildren; three sisters, Cathy Knowles and Grace Kranz, both of Pekin and Mary Jo (Jack) Buchanan of Raymondville, Missouri.  He also leaves behind his aunt, Betty Davis of Pekin, who helped raise him.
 
Donald had worked as a metal pourer for Tazewell Machine for nearly 20 years, last working in 2001.
 
He absolutely loved fishing, hanging out with his buddies and appreciated a cold beer on a hot day.  He cherished his grandchildren and loved teasing them.
 
His memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no services.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 530 NE Glen Oak Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.
 

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