|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1976|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 2012|
PEKIN ~ Jasen Lee Nolan, 36, of 5 N. 20th St., passed away peacefully at 3:35 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his home.
He was born June 21,1976 in Peoria to Danny Lee and Rosemary (Dowierski) Nolan.
His beloved Grandmother and sweet Aunt preceded him in death.
Surviving are his mother, Rosemary Nolan of Pekin; 2 daughters, Tiffany Rose Marie Nolan of Peoria and Jazmin Lee Nolan of Pekin; 2 sons, Cameron Lee Nolan and Tyler Lee Nolan, both of Pekin; 1 sister, Christy Nolan Heck of Pekin; and 1 brother, Matthew Lee Nolan of Bartonville.
He also leaves behind the mothers of his children, Michelle Nolan White of Rantoul and Mandy Lee Bloom of Pekin; lots of aunts, uncle, cousins, and his very good friend and golfing buddy, Blake Norman.
Jasen had worked for Quality Metals in Peoria as a machine operator.
He loved golfing, watching movies and listening to music.
Most of all, he loved spending time with his children and family. He will be sadly missed.
Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
Celebration of Life Gathering will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, July 13th at Bethel Lutheran Church, 200 Colona Ave. in Bartonville.
July 2012 Tribute to Jasen from his friend Blake Norman:
This last week has been hard, sad, and overwhelming.
Each one of us wants so badly to have just a day, an hour or even a minute more with Jasen.
When I think of Jasen, the first thing that comes to mind is what a great Dad he was. Tiffany, Jazmin, Cameron, and Tyler had a full time and devoted father. Right from the start, even when they were little newborns he would feed them and rock them and take care of them. He always told them he loved them.
He said to me many times he was determined to be there for his family. He was always in a good mood playing with his kids and provided them with a happy home.
Jasen loved to golf, when his swing was on, he could hit for power and precision. His favorite club was the driver but he was good with the 7 iron also. He loved a big screen TV, his favorite Phish album was Farm House. He cooked a mean steak on the grill, the melted siding on my house is a testament to that. He loved his diet Pepsi.
He didn't like being called Jay but he let me get away with it, and he didn't like it when people spelled his name with an "O". He just couldn't understand how they got it wrong.
Jasen also loved to make people laugh. I am thankful his illness could not take away his sense of humor. Only Jasen could tell you what a rotten week he just had and have everyone holding their bellies from laughing.
We all have many fun and good memories of Jasen.
I would like to share just one story . One day we golfing and we were riding on the course in a golf cart. My brother was in a cart behind us. Jasen wasn't paying attention and I took a hard left and Jasen was tossed from the cart. He managed to stay on his feet but was propelled running full speed down a hill and splashed into a lake.
He came out of the lake completely drenched. He came up the hill and back into the cartů....swearing he had just seen a family of beavers in the water.
That was Jasen, he had the gift of making funny even funnier.
He shared his gift with each one of us. I hope in the days to come, the weight of the good times will ease the sorrow in our hearts.
Thank you Jasen, keep practicing your swing and I'll meet you on the back nine someday.
Maintained by: Debra
Originally Created by: Gina
Record added: Jul 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93390905
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