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Russell J. Espinoza

1/30/1930 - 10/31/2018

MANITO ~ Russell Joseph Espinoza, 88, of Manito, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Aperion Care Morton Terrace.

Born January 30, 1930 in Peoria to Joseph C. and Alma Fern (Goodwin) Espinoza, he married Bonnie Jean Hill on June 19, 1948 in Peoria.  She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, David F. (Gloria) Espinoza of Bloomington, Dan R. (Marcy) Espinoza of Pekin, Dennis M. (Rosemary) Espinoza of Forsyth; one daughter, Dianna M. (Joe) Casperowitz of Phoenix, Arizona; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ramona Brooks of Peoria, Donna (H.C.) Cannon of Texas, Louise (Dr. Louis) Massad of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents; one son, Donald E. Espinoza on June 25, 2007 in North Pekin; four brothers and one sister.

Russell had worked over 29 years for Illinois Power in Northern Illinois, retiring in 1989 as electric distribution superintendent.

He had been a member of the Canton Moose Lodge.

Russell enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle.

His memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  His nephew Dennis Hill will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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