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Marilee Curto

3/27/1930 - 2/6/2019

PEKIN ~ Marilee Jane Curto, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 7:19 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Autumn Accolade in Green Valley.

Born March 27, 1930 in Pekin to John and Marie (Farley) Vlassis, she married Charles Curto, Jr. on April 2, 1950 in Pekin. He died July 19, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.

Surviving are one daughter, Lori (Ron) Sieh of Pekin; three sons, Jim (Linda) Curto, Steve (Kristi) Curto and Richard (Franki) Curto, all of Pekin; eight grandchildren, Christopher (Sheena) Curto, Jennifer (Jason) Barker, Cortney Bass, Kari (Johnny) McMullen, Rich (Darcy) Curto, Joey Curto, Michael (Rochelle) Bland and Michelle (Vince Barner) Bland; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild due to be born in April. 

Marilee had worked in the deli department and as a cake decorator at Mr. K’s in Pekin for 30 years, retiring in 1993.

She loved working in the yard, cooking and baking. She found her greatest joy spending quality time with her family, especially Christmas.

Marilee formerly attended Pekin Bible Church.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Larry Bishop will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or Disabled American Veterans, 2122 West Taylor Street, Suite 104, Chicago, Illinois 60612.

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