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William "Alex" Young

6/28/1985 - 12/21/2017

PEKIN ~ William Alexander “Alex” Young, 32, of Pekin, passed away at 8:07 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Pekin.


He was born June 29, 1985 in Hannibal, MO to Randy W. and Diana L. (Corum) Young.


Alex is survived by his parents of Lewistown; his sister, Stacie (Matt Herman) Young of Edinburg and maternal grandparents, Kenny and Kathy Corum of Palmyra, MO.


He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.


Alex worked as a hairstylist in the Peoria area and also as a Service Coordinator for Addus Homecare in Peoria.


A “giant teddybear”, Alex marched to the beat of his own drum. He loved kids and enjoyed cooking and eating. Alex also enjoyed making people laugh and spending time with family and friends. He’ll be remembered by many for his good nature and silliness.


His memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The Children’s Home Association of Illinois, 2130 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61603 or at


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