OBITUARY

Dennis Matthew Kendall

July 10, 1963February 7, 2021

Dennis Matthew Kendall, 57, of East Peoria, Illinois, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 10, 1963 in Newark, Ohio. He was the son of Duane M. and Mary E. (Dickinson) Kendall. He married Cristal J. Brown on January 3, 2017 in Peoria, Illinois. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Karen Marie Kendall of Peoria, Illinois and one step-son, Darrin Michael Shernak of Peoria, Illinois; three grandchildren, Roxanne, Mateo, and Preston; three siblings, Barbara Waltz, Beth Vaughn and Dana Kendall. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David and Daniel Kendall. Dennis was a Fire Captain for the State of Illinois working 30 years retiring in January of 2014. Dennis graduated from the Suffield University with a degree in fire science. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and being outdoors. He was an Air Force Veteran. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Chapel. Private interment rites with military honors will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Rick Lockhart

February 26, 2021

Dennis and I where very good friends from 7th - 12th, we went to concerts , went to movies, he loved to shoot Pool and always beat me at Eight ball, we played a lot at my house, he only lived 1/8 mile from my house. Dennis was a great guy a good friend and could always make me laugh. My Prayers are with his family and Friends of the class of 1981.

Penny Marsh

February 18, 2021

Cristal, My most sincere sympathy and prayers for your healing and strength.

Cristal Kendall

February 12, 2021

Dennis was my best friend and loving husband. He came to me from god to guide me through one of my toughest times. In return I loved him in some of his toughest times. All the days we spent getting what he called “wind therapy “ helped us face life hand in hand shoulder to shoulder. We had some really fun days, boy could he come up with some mischievous ideas that could make you laugh and follow right along side of him. I will miss and think of you often. Until we meet again love Cristal, Bella and Brutus.

Karen Kendall

February 12, 2021

My dad was the most amazing person I know. Always had some of the cornest jokes but it still tickled my funny bone. I will miss him dearly he was my best friend an could always go to him for anything weighed he wanted to hear it or not he still listened. As much as he hated hospitals he still came to see both his grandkids an spent most of my time there till I came home. I love you always an forever dad. I'm still in shock from all this a day after my birthday, those days will never be the same again. Till we get to be together again I love you an miss you Soo much

Kelly Swick

February 10, 2021

Dennis was my classmate. Always polite and nice. So sorry for your loss.

Catherine Sizek

February 10, 2021

Worked with Dennis while doing security for Caterpillar years ago. Always fun to work along side with Dennis. He'll be missed but memories will be forever in our hearts.

Donna Jones

February 9, 2021

If you really knew Dennis, he was an avid Cowboys fan. Leave it to Dennis to pass away on Super Bowl Sunday. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.

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