Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel & Parkview Cemetery

2021 North University Street, Peoria, IL


Albert Franklin Harper Sr.

September 8, 1935July 23, 2019

Albert Franklin Harper Sr. of Pekin, Illinois passed away July 23,2019 in Peoria, Illinois. He was born September 8 , 1935 in Peoria to Raymond and Daisy (Songer) Harper.

He married the love of his life , Nancy AshleyAugust 5,1963 in Peoria.

He is survived by his son, Albert Harper Jr. daughters, Angie Fitzanko and Pam Knoblauch. All of Pekin. Brother Vernon Harper of Washington, sisters Linda Lux of Chillicothe and Grace Fleming of Bartonville.Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many neices, nephews and cousins. And also by many who considered him family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wife , Nancy, son Kevin Aupperle. Brothers Donald (Donny),Raymond Jr and William (Bill).

Al was a member of The Ironworkers Union.

He was a loving husband and father. He loved fishing, hunting, working on cars and spending time with his family.

A Celebration of life will be held Friday, September 6 , 2019 at The VFW located at 15665 VFW Rd, Pekin, IL from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Donations can be made to his children at this time to help with expenses. There will also be a Go Fund Me page.


6 September

Celebration of Life

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


15665 VFW Rd
Pekin, Illinois


Albert Franklin Harper Sr.

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Chris Watkins ( waters)

August 6, 2019

Al was like my 2nd father. Angie and I were best friends and I practically lived at their house. We could get away with everything. Al would always joke around and tease me but always made me feel like an extra kid. Nancy was the best! Great cook! I loved slumber parties because we would all just kick back with the parents because they were so cool. Fantastic family. I have so many memories of Al. Rest in Peace!

Angie Fitzanko

August 6, 2019

My dad was the most caring, loving strong person.His family was the most important thing in his life. Im going to miss him alot i already do. Him telling us every day he loved us. He would help anyone he could. I cant wait to see him again some day.Iwill miss his smile his laugh. Just everything about him.No matter what I did he stood by me .I know he's looking down so i love u dad your in my heart and thoughts forever. Ill be seeing you.