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Michael D. McClanahan

4/28/1967 - 10/22/2019

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Michael Dean McClanahan, 52, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at his home.

He was born April 28, 1967 in Peoria to Billy Ray and Mable Kathleen (Christopher) McClanahan.

Surviving are his parents of Marquette Heights; one daughter, Savannah (Paul) Watkins of Marquette Heights; four brothers, Ed (Sarah) McClanahan of Peoria, Harold (Nancy) McClanahan of Marquette Heights, Rick (Kris) McClanahan of Pekin, and Ronnie McClanahan of Marquette Heights; two sisters, Sue McClanahan of Pekin, Arlene (Dan) Foster of Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

Michael was a forklift operator for many years.  He enjoyed racing BMX in his youth, and spending time outdoors and fishing in his free time.

A gathering celebrating Michael’s life will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Pekin Eagles Lodge, 274 Derby Street in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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