Kris Osborn

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PEORIA - Kris Martin Osborn, 46, of Peoria, Ill., and formerly of Washington, Ill., died at 12:53 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

He left this earth and walked into the arms of Jesus. He died from injuries he suffered in a fall at his home on July 4th.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1965, in Mattoon, Ill., to Barry Ray and Barbara Ann Hagood Osborn.

Surviving are his parents of Washington; his fiancee, Melissa Roffol of Peoria, Ill.; three daughters, Chelsea, Miranda and Teagan, all at home; two sisters, Lisa (Dan) Heinz of Peoria, Ill., and Courtney Junker of Washington, Ill.; one brother, Nathan (Kate) Osborn of Milwaukee, Wis.; eight nieces and nephews, Andy, Brendan, Lexie, Jacob, Emily, Eddie, Rene and Ella-Mae; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kris was a 1984 graduate of Washington Community High School and also received his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University.

Known for his love of country, he proudly served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard for over 20 years. He was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He worked at Lindy's Downtown Market in Washington for many years. He later worked as a graphic designer at Pudik Graphics in East Peoria and was currently working at the American Red Cross in Peoria.

He was of the Christian faith and attended Northwoods Community Church in Peoria.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his kind heart and his optimistic attitude. He was also very artistic, always using his imagination, and loved music, especially the Rolling Stones. He also was an exceptional, hands-on dad who enjoyed spending time with his girls.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Washington Christian Church in Washington. Pastor Ed Taylor will officiate. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, with additional visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington, where military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Army and the Tazewell Military Rites Team.

Memorials may be made to a memorial fund to benefit his daughters, c/o Washington State Bank.

Kris' memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences also may be sent to the family.


Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 17 to July 18, 2012
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