EAST PEORIA - Edward Byron Keil, 63, of East Peoria, Ill., died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 11, 1948, in Peoria, Ill., to John Byron and Erma Slager Keil.
Surviving are his parents, John B. "Jack" and Erma, and one brother, John Kevin (Mary) Keil, all of East Peoria, and three nephews, Adam (Jillian) Keil, Alexander (Adrienne) Keil and Andrew Keil.
Edward graduated from the University of Illinois in 1970 and also attended University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago.
He spent most of his working years in the auto parts retail industry. Edward worked at O'Reilly Auto Parts for the last eight years.
He enjoyed golf and auto racing.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Pastor Mary Arnold will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in East Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in East Peoria.
Edward's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may also be sent to the family.