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Daryl W. Steele

7/20/1937 - 1/14/2020

PEKIN ~ Daryl Wayne Steele, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born July 20, 1937 in Havana to Voyne Udell and Clarice Irene (Davis) Steele, he married Susan Kay “Sue” Ackley on June 2, 1992 in Pekin.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Steele of Pekin; one son, Jeff Steele of Pekin; one daughter, Jennifer (Paul) King of Palatine; two step-daughters, Nicki Reese and Sheree (Brett) Wolters, both of Pekin; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carol Fischer.

Daryl owned and operated American Property Inspections of Pekin for the past 30 years.  He was a certified Inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors.  He was a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Building Construction.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his dogs.

Daryl will be remembered for being a laid-back, easy going, and giving person.

Per his wishes, cremation will be accorded and there will be no services.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL  61554 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637.

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