BARTONVILLE - Dean I. Arnold, 78, of Bartonville passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 8 a.m. at his residence, with his family by his side.
Dean was born July 5, 1934, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., the son of James Claude and Lela Ann (Richards) Arnold. He married Nancy Mosburg on April 29, 1960, in Peoria.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years; his children, Leanne (Doug) Sanders of Bartonville and Steven (Tami) Arnold of Bartonville; four grandchildren, Holly (Randon) Swearingian, Amy Sanders, Mason Arnold and Aleia Arnold; one brother, Wayne (Aileen) Arnold of Mount Vernon; and one sister, Deanna (Bob) Johnston of Whittington, Ill.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris Coffin.
He retired from Caterpillar in 1986 after 32 years of service. He also did business advertising for Newton Manufacturing for 30 years. Dean was the first shuttle driver at the Greater Peoria Airport, last working in February. He was a well known taxidermist in the area for over 20 years.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Eimo Henrichs will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to services. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice and MDA/ALS Association.
Please visit Dean's story at www.Davison-Fulton-Bartonvillechapel.com.