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Robert Bonzai Bee

9/5/2003 - 10/5/2017

PEKIN ~ Robert Bonzai Bee, 13, of Pekin, was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 in Pekin.

He was born September 5, 2003 in Peoria to Robert Joseph Bee, Jr. and Lisa Kimberly McCall. He was preceded in death by his father on March 8, 2017 in Peoria; maternal grandfather and paternal grandfather.

Surviving are his mother, Lisa of Auburn; two brothers, William Bee and Jeffery McCall, both of Peoria; step-brother, Joshua Bee of Peoria; maternal grandmother, Charlotte King of Peoria; grandfather, Michael Pitsonbarger and one uncle, Jeff McCall of Bellevue.

Robert attended Wilson Intermediate School in Pekin, where he was in the sixth grade.

He enjoyed playing JFL football and watching the Chicago Bears. He also enjoyed fishing and playing outdoors with his nieces and nephews.

His public memorial visitation will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Private family services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.

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