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R. Dean Thorne

10/3/1945 - 11/1/2018

MAPLETON ~ Robert Dean Thorne, 73, of Mapleton, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born October 3, 1945 in Pekin to Robert B. and Lorraine (Henrichs) Thorne, he married Susan R. (Mitchell) King on July 28, 2000 in Pekin.  She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Amber King-Kelly of Charleston, South Carolina; one son, Travis (Wendy) Guthman of Sparland; eight grandchildren, Paige Kelly, Finley Kelly, Kayelynn Guthman, Aletta Guthman, Morgan Guthman, Travis “T.J.” Guthman, Jr., Lincoln Guthman and Cora Guthman and one brother, Bill Barbour of Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Thorne.

Dean was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He owned and operated Dean’s Service Center, located at 714 South 3rd Street in Pekin, last working on Monday.  Dean was a hardworking mechanic for over 50 years. 

Dean was an avid hunter.  He also enjoyed fishing.

No services or visitation are planned.  Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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