Chester "Mike" Guppy Jr.

January 22, 1927June 25, 2013

Bartonville, IL– Chester “Mike” Guppy Jr., 86, of Bartonville, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Bel-Wood Nursing Home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Bartonville to Chester and Verla Guppy. He married Dorothy E. Smith in Peoria on July 12, 1947. She preceded him in death on April 3, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents and brother in law, Tom Terrell.

Surviving are his son, Michael; Daughter, Linda (Jerry) Pardieck; 2 grandchildren, Shawn (Melissa) Pardieck, Jody (Jason) Centers; 5 great-grandchildren, Conner Pardieck, Logan Pardieck, Adam Centers, Ryan Centers, Samantha Centers; brother, Larry (Pat) Guppy; and sister, Gloria Terrell.

Mike was a US Navy WWII Veteran. He was a member of Limestone American Legion Post 979, and Bartonville VFW Post 3883. He worked at Caterpillar Inc., retiring after 37 years of service. He was of the Catholic faith.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel with Fr. Geoff Horton officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services on Monday at the Chapel. Burial with Military Honors will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Limestone American Legion Post 979, Bartonville VFW Post 3883, or Passages Hospice. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Monday, July 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2013

Chester "Mike" Guppy Jr.

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Dorrie McGinnis Champagne

July 1, 2013

My sympathies to you, Mike & Linda.
We were a little younger than you but I'll always have nice memories of Uncle Mike and Aunt Dorothy from when I was little. I'm sorry you've lost your dad but I know you're comforted that he lived a good life, and a long one, and that he went peacefully.
May God bless you and yours,

June 29, 2013

Mike and Linda, my condolences to you. I know he will be missed a great deal.
-Terry McGinnis

Pauline Butler Evans

June 27, 2013

My condolences Mile and Linda. Your Dad was a great guy.

June 27, 2013

My condolences to you and your family, Jody.....

Janelle Aper