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Stephen K. Heisel

12/12/1943 - 4/20/2018

PEKIN ~ Stephen K. Heisel, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born December 12, 1943 in Pekin to Andrew G. and Ruth Katherine (Schreck) Heisel, he married Peggy Starcevich on March 7, 1964 in Pekin.  She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Lorinda (John Pierce) Heisel of Pekin; one son, Stephen A. Heisel of Pekin and one granddaughter, Ashley (Brock Jones) Bruns of Mackinaw.  He also leaves his beloved grand dog, Gander.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jon A. Heisel.

A 1961 graduate of Pekin Community High School, Steve also attended Southern Illinois University.

He was employed by Caterpillar, Inc. for 37 years, retiring from Materials Management in Building AD in East Peoria in 2001.

Steve lived a simple life, if he wasn’t playing golf, he was watching it on TV.  He was a 47-year member of Sunset Hills Golf Club and a fan of the Chicago Bears.

A gathering celebrating his life will be announced at a later date.  Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

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