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Russell L. Krahn

11/10/1937 - 6/29/2018

 

PEKIN ~ Russell Lloyd Krahn, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 12:23 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin Emergency Room.
 
Born November 10, 1937 in Peoria to Russell Clarence and Dorothy Helen (Oliver) Krahn, he married Charlene Jo-Ann Lohman on November 1, 1969 in Bartonville.  She survives.
 
Also surviving are two daughters, Tonya (Scott) Watson and Rochelle Adams, both of Pekin; three sons, Russell (Shelia) Krahn, II of Columbia, Kentucky, Dan (Heather) Krahn and Lonnie (Kara) Krahn, both of Pekin; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard (Jackie) Krahn of Marquette Heights.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Theodore William Krahn; and one sister, Carol Majors.
 
Russ had worked for United Facilities in East Peoria as a warehouseman for thirty eight years, retiring in 2001.  He later worked as a stocker and greeter for Walmart in Pekin.
 
He enjoyed square dancing, bowling and watching Western movies.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and raised three of them.
 
The family will host a celebration of his life 5 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Pekin First Church of God.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.
 

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