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Joseph E. Byer
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1926
Green Valley
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 2011
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA

Joseph E. Byer, 84, of 1508 S. Capitol St. passed away at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at his home.

Born Oct. 24, 1926, in Green Valley to Adam and Mary (Vale) Byer, he married Marilyn J. Smith on Jan. 4, 1956, in Pekin. She died Nov. 16, 2010, in Pekin.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and one infant son, Joseph Byer.

Surviving are one son, James (Lori Hammond) Byer of Pekin; one sister, Rose (Roy) Westendorff of Pewamo, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

He had served in the United States Navy.

Joe had worked as a truck driver for Rocket Motor Freight in North Pekin. Previously, he worked at Farm Service in Kingston Mines and later for CTH Transport in North Pekin.

He was a member of St. John's (Sand Prairie) Lutheran Church in rural Green Valley.

Joe enjoyed camping, fishing and taking care of his miniature schnauzers.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 13443 Townline Road, Green Valley. The Rev. Thomas R. Wenndt and DCE William Krueger will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association .

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on October 8, 2011 
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  Adam J Byer (1888 - 1970)
  Mary I. Vale Byer (1900 - 1976)
Glendale Memorial Gardens
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Oct 08, 2011
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Joseph E. Byer
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