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Kenneth D. Boswell

1/3/1956 - 8/2/2018

PEKIN ~ Kenneth Duane Boswell, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 12:58 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home.

He was born January 3, 1956 in Peoria to Eugene and Patricia (Holmes) Boswell.  Kenneth was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Steve Boswell; and one sister, Sally Ann Boswell.

Surviving are his mother of Pekin; one son, Johnathan (Maureen) Boswell of East Peoria; two grandchildren, Olivia Boswell and Cody Boswell, both of East Peoria; two brothers, David (Karen) Boswell of Hopedale and Gary Boswell of Pekin; and two sisters, Nancy (Bruce) Meyer of Farmington and Brenda (Jimmy) Lowe of Victoria.

Kenneth took his passion for cooking and turned that into a career.

He enjoyed fishing, morel hunting, and eagle watching.  Fish trembled when they heard his name.  His beloved dog Auggie was his best friend.

A family service celebrating Kenneth’s life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Normandale Reformed Church in Pekin. 

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 29 Broadway, 4th Floor New York, NY 10006-3111

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