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David W. Eitenmiller

2/25/1954 - 12/2/2017

PEKIN ~ David W. Eitenmiller, 63, of Pekin, passed away at 3:33 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home.

Born February 25, 1954 in Pekin to Arthur W. and Berniece (Chitwood) Eitenmiller, he married Andrea Pauley on April 5, 1980 in Pekin. 

From this union were born one son, Dustin W. Eitenmiller of Pekin and two daughters, Shanda Eitenmiller of Pekin and Kassandra Eitenmiller of Peoria. Also surviving are a son, Brett Pfeiffer of Sarasota, Florida; five grandchildren, Haley, Lilly, Wyatt, Kylan, and Ravayah Eitenmiller; one brother, Duane Eitenmiller of Florida; one sister, Sandy Eitenmiller-Coffey of Pekin; and his life partner, Joann Morrison.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Diane Spialek.

David worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 2009 as a union fork truck driver.  He worked a majority of his years as a machinist.  He was a retired member of UAW Local 974.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved spending time with his grandkids.  He raised Hampshire hogs for show at local and state fairs with his children and grandchildren.

His graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Shanda Eitenmiller Supplemental Trust Fund at CEFCU.