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William D. "Bill" Summers

7/21/1934 - 2/9/2019

PEORIA ~ William “Bill” Dean Summers, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Aperion Care Morton Villa.

Born July 21, 1934 to Carl and Ermile (Cash) Summers, he married Helen F. Smith on June 24, 1964 in Galatia, Illinois. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Shauna Summers and her daughter, Breanna Mae Summers of Peoria; two sons, Kirk (Michelle) Summers and their daughters, Kaylee and Alyson Summers of California and Michael (Carolyn) Summers and their children, Ryan, Savannah and Mia, Summers, of California and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Diane Summers-Waldo.

Bill had worked in sales and marketing, last working as a International Sales manager for Micromanipulator in Nevada, retiring in 2005.

He loved working on and restoring old cars, always putting an element of fun into each of them. He also enjoyed attending car shows and monthly car club meetings.

Bill loved creating artwork, some of his favorite mediums include painting, sculpture, jewelry making and writing stories, including a book of poems he published years ago. He also enjoyed skiing, ice skating and being the handyman around the house. Most of all, he was a family man.

A private gathering celebrating Bill’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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