Andrew "Duke" Daniel Clement

May 24, 1945November 12, 2020

PEKIN ~ Andrew “Duke” Daniel Clement, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020 at UnityPoint Health - Pekin.

Born May 24, 1945 in Chicago to Joseph and Concetta (Brocato) Clement, he married Dorothy VanDerWall on February 13, 1990. She survives

Also surviving are one daughter, Lisa (Michael) Hill of Pekin; five grandchildren, Amanda, Blain, Amber, Dylan, Mitchell; two great-grandchildren, Ashton and Piper and one beloved dog, Daisy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Marie Latus.

Duke worked at Ford Motor Company in Chicago Heights for 34 years retiring in 2002.

He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin and the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered at the food pantry with his wife for many years. He enjoyed eating and food in general. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, walks with his wife and dog and his weekly breakfast dates with his friends after church on Fridays.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. No services are scheduled. Burial will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin at a later date officiated by Father Andrejek.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100, TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois, 61554.

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Larry Howard

November 17, 2020

I had the pleasure of serving with Duke as an Escort at Pekin Hospital. His wry sense of humor and the impish twinkle in his eye were enjoyed by many. He was dependable, faithful, and did the job very well. Duke will be sadly missed as we share warm memories of his time with us. Know that our condolences are with his family and friends. Submitted by Larry Howard, Escort Co-chairman.

Dottie Farris

November 15, 2020

I worked with Andy on 5 line at Chicago Stamping Plant. He was always smiling and we enjoyed working with him everyday. He will truly be missed. My prayers to his family.

Andee Ray

November 14, 2020

You have our deepest condolences. Our whole family will miss him and his sense of humor. Loved volunteering at the Knights of Columbus with him. He was a great guy.

Natalie Gschwend

November 13, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Duke’s passing. I got to know him working on Thursday nights bingo at the Knights of Columbus Hall - he was such a good friend to my father Raymond Gschwend . Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Nicole Gschwend Soer

November 13, 2020

I am deeply saddened by Duke’s passing. He was always such a good friend to my dad (Ray Gschwend), especially when mom died. I will be sure to let dad know and we will keep you all in our prayers. Love to all!

Kevin Ellis

November 13, 2020

My Sincere condolences to Dorothy, and her Family. Duke was a Good Friend and always had a SMILE and a FIRM HANDSHAKE. He will be Sorely Missed..


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