Mark O. Reeder

April 19, 1951January 5, 2021

PEKIN ~ Mark O. Reeder, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born April 19, 1951 in Peoria to Orval Roscoe and Willena Theresa (Markwalder) Reeder, he married Claudia J. McDaniels on May 27, 1989 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are twin daughters, Amber (Anthony) Breitzman-Oedewaldt of Chillicothe and Charity Gullett of Pekin; one son, Tyrone (Stephanie Tegtmeyer) Gullett of East Peoria; five grandchildren, Cole Gullett, Tanner Hall, LaRynn Breitzman, Cameron Gullett and Caleb Oedewaldt and six sisters, Sue Reeder of Pekin, Annee (Ron) Wallace of Peoria, Sara (Gary) Baker of Pekin, Janet (Dick) Young of Creve Coeur, Evie (John) McBride of Lebanon, Ohio and Mary (Chris) McMann of Lewisville, Texas. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Marian McDaniels Allen of Pekin; two sisters-in-law, Kate (Peter) Baumann of Roscoe, Brenda (James) Hanerhoff of East Moline; his brother-in-law, Randy (Kendra) McDaniels of Pekin and many nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Vietnam era.

Mark worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for more than 30 years as an electrician. After retiring from Caterpillar, he then worked for the City of Pekin as the Electrical Inspector for more than 10 years, retiring in 2015.

An avid golfer, Mark was an active and long-term member of the Timberlake Club of Peoria where he held many leadership positions including President of the Board of Governors. He also was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club and Pekin Moose Family Center #916. He also enjoyed fishing.

He was a member and served on the Board of Trustees of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin. Pastor Daniel J. Bishop will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Guidelines regarding social distancing and masks will be followed. Burial will be in Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin, where military rites will be accorded by the United States Army and Tazewell Military Rites Team.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 711 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to Timberlake Club of Peoria, 5501 West Farmington Road, Peoria, Illinois 61604.

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Richard Frye

January 16, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Marks passing. I worked with Mark at Caterpillar for may years. We were both maintenance electricians.
Prayers and condolences to all his family and friends.
R.I.P. Mark Reeder. Until we meet again. I hope you are somewhere playing golf and driving around in your '63 Split-window Corvette .

Tim Whitehurst

January 10, 2021

Sorry to hear about the loss of Mark Reeder. I grew up with Mark a long time ago. We had some great times together. I remember the trailer in their back yard. Riding bikes playing basketball. He was taller than everyone in the neighborhood. Working on cars and fishing. WE did a lot kid stuff when we were younger. Some things we probably better not discuss. He will be missed.

Lynne & Don Barker

January 9, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Marks passing. We have known Mark since 1970 and shared a lot of fun times. He was an all around great guy. Over the years we lost contact until Mark married Claudia who is our grandsons grandma as well. We use to see him at Bradley games. Our son Jeremy enjoyed taking care of Mark while on dialysis. May he now Rest In Peace. Prayers to Claudia, her family, and Marks sisters as well.

Corky Stagg

January 9, 2021

I send my sympathy to Claudia, Charity, Marian and the rest of Mark's family as well as all the McDaniels. May you all be comforted by your memories.

Tom Kroll

January 9, 2021

Condolences to Marks family. I went to Pleasant Hill grade school and Limestone HS with Mark, Ann And Sara. Really good Kids. Haven’t seen any of them for years, but surely hate to hear of his passing.

Bob Murphy

January 9, 2021

Mark and I worked together off and on for many years. He was an excellent electrician and a good companion to work with. I enjoyed his company, his friendship, and his sense of humor. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends. Bob Murphy

Dennis Pemberton

January 8, 2021

Claudia, My deepest symptaty to you and family. He will always be in my prayers and heart, as will you and family.

connie cook

January 7, 2021

I am Mark's late sister in law. Terry's sister. Mark showed up to my husband, Randys visitation back in 2011 and said to me you probably dont remember me and I said a course I do Mark and hugged him. It as nice to see him after all those years. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great brother in law.

Debbie Martin

January 7, 2021

Claudia and family, all of you are in my prayers during this difficult time, especially you, Claudia. Mark was truly a great guy. God’s Peace.

Terry Reeder

January 7, 2021

Sue, Ann, Sara, Janet, Eve, and Mary,

I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother.

I haven’t seen any of you for many years and hope you and your families are enjoying health and happiness. I remember that many of us did some sing-alongs to popular Willie Nelson songs in your Mom’s kitchen while doing the dishes back in the day.

And please forgive me for not reaching out when your Mom passed - somehow I missed her passing. Love to all, Terry