William F. Furrow
2/7/1932 - 4/3/2018
PEKIN ~ William F. Furrow, Jr., 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
Born February 7, 1932 in Pekin to William and Emma (Volk) Furrow, he married Bonnie M. Harms on October 12, 1951 in Pekin. She died January 19, 2009 in Peoria. He also was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Surviving are one daughter, Janice Lohnes of Pekin; one grandson, Shawn (Judy) Lohnes of Lakewood, New York; two great-grandchildren, Mallory Lohnes and Ethan Lohnes and one sister, Joyce (Robert) Thompson of Pekin.
Mr. Furrow worked for Ag-Land FS, Inc. for many years before retiring in 1994. He previously had farmed and also was an auto mechanic.
He was a tractor pull enthusiast and won contests in Delavan, San Jose, Knox County and Heart of Illinois Fair to name a few. He had a love for music and played the banjo, fiddle, piano, guitar and accordion. He also had a great love for reading the Bible and had read it cover to cover 15 times.
Mr. Furrow was a member of St. John’s (Sand Prairie) Lutheran Church in rural Green Valley.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at St. John’s (Sand Prairie) Lutheran Church in rural Green Valley. Pastor Chris Sansom will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Woodrow Cemetery in rural Pekin. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s (Sand Prairie) Lutheran Church, 13443 Townline Road, Green Valley, IL 61534; Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554; or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 N.E. Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61637.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
- Stephanie Sullivan -
- Shelley McGinnis - Friend
- Steve Gray - Friend
- Kim Brown - President, Woodrow Cemetery
- Felicia Stone - Friend
- Deb Ewing Loy - Cousin
- Krystal Call - Cousin
- John Knight - Friend
- Ray Garber - friend
- Ed Parkhurst - Friend
- Clayton and Mary Bontz - Friend
- Brad Volk -
- Brad Volk - Cousin
- Rick & Sue Sombeck - Friends