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Robert Ernest Mitchell Messer

5/20/2018 - 7/30/2019

PEKIN ~ Robert Ernest Mitchell Messer, 1, of Pekin, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at his home.

He was born May 20, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria to Dillon James and Elizabeth Katheryn Lee (Appleyard) Messer.

Surviving are his parents, Dillon and Beth Messer; two brothers, Jack Appleyard and Dustin Messer; one sister, Sophia Messer; and his grandmother, Lisa Appleyard, all of Pekin.

Robert will be remembered for being a happy and content infant who had a silly side.  He loved cuddle time and holding hands.  Robert enjoyed watching fish in the fish tank and the cartoon “Octonauts”, and listening to music, especially Stevie Nicks.

His visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no services and cremation will be accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to Almost Home Kids, 5200 North Hamilton Road, Peoria, IL 61614.

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