Paul Francis Elkins
October 21, 1948 – May 14, 2018
Paul Francis Elkins, age 69, of Peoria Heights, Illinois passed away on Monday May 14, 2018. He was born October 21, 1948 in Bloomington, Illinois to William J. and Dorothy V. (Elliott) Elkins. He is survived by: two sisters, Blanche Rentsch of Chillicothe and Betty Palladini of Peoria Heights; a son, Jeff (Heidi) Elkins of Orion; a daughter, Laura (Katie) Bewley of Moline; two granddaughters, Renee and Carley Elkins of Orion; and numerous nieces and nephews. Paul worked at Caterpillar for 32 years where he retired as a Tool and Die Maker. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and coached baseball for the Boys and Girls Club for many years. Paul’s favorite past time was playing his acoustic guitars and enjoyed jamming with his friends and performing live in several small music venues in and around Peoria. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 1:30-4:30 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Paul’s name may be made to your local school district’s music program or the Bill Collings Memorial Fund at https://www.nammfoundation.org/donate/bill-collings-fund. On-line condolences and tributes may be made at www.davison-fulton.com.
- William J. Elkins, Father
- Dorothy V. (Elliott) Elkins, Mother
- Blanche Rentsch, Sister
- Betty Palladini, Sister
- Jeff (Heidi) Elkins, Son
- Laura (Katie) Bewley, Daughter
- Renee Elkins, Granddaughter
- Carley Elkins, Granddaughter
- Paul is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
- in Paul’s name may be made to your local school district’s music program or the Bill Collings Memorial Fund at https://www.nammfoundation.org/donate/bill-collings-fund.
- Memorial Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
Paul Francis Elkins
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Carol Menold Zimmerman Turner
June 5, 2018
To the Elkins family,
So very sorry to see the passing of Paul ~ I was a high school classmate with Paul. I always remember him as a nice and friendly person to everybody in our class no matter who you were. Interesting to see where Paul was so musically talented. May your memories of him comfort you during your sorrow. My sincere sympathies to all of you.
Carol Menold, class of 1966