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John L. Fortney

10/31/1946 - 3/11/2018

PEKIN ~ John Loren “Big John” Fortney, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born October 31, 1946 in Chicago to Albert and Ruby (Mass) Fortney, he married Karen Glenna Kennedy on January 25, 2002 in Skokie.  She survives.

Also surviving are one son, John (Kelly) Fortney, Jr. of Appleton, Wisconsin; two grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Fortney of Arizona.

His parents preceded him in death.

John had worked for Helene-Curtis Company in Chicago as a foreman and machinist for over 25 years, retiring in 1998.

He enjoyed traveling and riding motorcycles.

There will be no services. 

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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