OBITUARY

Dean I Arnold

July 5, 1934July 14, 2012

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Bartonville: Dean I. Arnold 78 of Bartonville passed away on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. at his residence with his family by his side.

Dean was born July 5, 1934 in Mt. Vernon, IL. the son of James Claude & Lela Ann (Richards) Arnold. He married Nancy Mosburg on April 29, 1960 in Peoria.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years; his children, Leanne (Doug) Sanders of Bartonville, Steven (Tami) Arnold of Bartonville; four grandchildren, Holly (Randon) Swearingian, Amy Sanders, Mason Arnold and Aleia Arnold; one brother, Wayne (Aileen) Arnold of Mt. Vernon; one sister Deanna (Bob) Johnston of Whittington, IL.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Doris Coffin.

He retired from Caterpillar in 1986 after 32 years of service. He also did business advertising for Newton Manufacturing for 30 years.

Dean was the first shuttle driver at the Greater Peoria Airport. Last working in February.

He was a well known taxidermist in the area for over 20 years.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday July 17, 2012 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Reverend Eimo Henrichs will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to services.

Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice and MDA/ALS Association. Please visit Dean’s story at www.Davison-Fulton-Bartonvillechapel.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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KATHY REESE

July 23, 2012

WE JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT DEAN. SO SORRY HE WILL BE MISSED. HE WAS ALWAYS HAPPY...AND MADE US SMILE. YOUR FRIENDS AT STEPHENS AUTO GLASS...

Micky & Melinda Walker

July 21, 2012

Just wanted to let you know, Deanna, we are thinking of you in this time.

July 18, 2012

Nancy and Family,
We just found out today about Dean's passing.

What a wonderful man. He was the sweetest most caring person, and thought so highly of his beautiful family. He will be missed.

Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All !

Pat Berardi
George Young & Sons, Inc.,
Peoria, IL

Patty Grieder

July 18, 2012

Nancy and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. I always enjoyed him so much--what a great guy. He will be missed! I wish so much that I could have been there today.
Love, Patty (St.Clair) Grieder

Doug & Jean Gall

July 17, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sherri Whitby

July 17, 2012

Leanne, Mason, & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
Mr. Arnold you were one in a million! You will be missed.
God Bless

Carla Sullivan- Hines

July 17, 2012

RIP DEAN, YOU WERE ALWAYS SO SWEET. LOVE YOU CARLO (AKA) CARLA SULLIVAN HINES

July 16, 2012

Nancy & Family I was so sorry to hear about Dean's illness and passing. He was such a gentleman and always was a bright star at the airport. He would come in everyday @ the gift shop and was a delight to visit with. You have my heartfelt prayers for you @ your family.
Sheila Tenbrook/owner of Peoria Airport Gift Shop

Greg & Nancy Borum

July 16, 2012

Steve, Tami and entire family: Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Dad. May you have memories for comfort, friends for support, and flowers to ease your sadness.

Dory Mullen

July 16, 2012

Nancy, so sorry to hear about Dean. We are in AR and will not be able to attend services. Prayers to all the family. Dory and Ron Mullen