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 Evan Bryan, Jr

Evan Bryan, Jr

Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana, USA
Death 15 Sep 2014 (aged 85)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
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EAST PEORIA - Evan Bryan Jr., 85, of East Peoria passed away at 3:26 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Jan. 8, 1929, in Petersburg, Ind., to Evan L. and Charlotte A. (Hager) Bryan, he married Julia Ann "Judy" Payton on Sept. 2, 1950, in East Peoria. She died Nov. 28, 2009, in East Peoria.

He also was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Bryan.

Surviving are two sons, Michael (Anne) Bryan of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Thomas (Robin) Bryan of Washington; two daughters, Linda Kling of Olathe, Kan., and Julie (Brad) Noble of East Peoria; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Rubin of West Peoria.

He had been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin, where he served on the worship committee, the board of finance and the board of elders. He also had served as an usher for many years.

Evan worked in the base operations office at the Illinois Air National Guard at the Peoria airport for nine years. He later worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as a salesman and branch manager for over 28 years, retiring in 1986.

He was also an avid golfer. Following retirement, he worked part time at several area golf courses, including Parkview and Lick Creek Golf Courses, both in Pekin. He was a volunteer escort at Proctor Hospital in Peoria for 20 years.
His memorial service will be at noon on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin. The Rev. Daniel J. Bishop will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Private burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 711 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Sept. 16, 2014

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Evan Bryan, Jr (8 Jan 1929–15 Sep 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100119929, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Alvin Oglesby (contributor 47049777) .