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EAST PEORIA - Roy E. "Ed" Orr Jr., 59, of East Peoria died at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Aug. 30, 1951, in Danville, Ill., to Roy E. and Aileen (Glatz) Orr Sr.

Surviving are his mother, Aileen Orr of Washington; five children, Dale (Cindy) Orr of East Peoria, Brian (Shanna) Orr of Creve Coeur, Eric (Joey) Benson of Pekin, Roy Orr III and Amy Orr, both of East Peoria; five grandchildren; two sisters, Becky Prunty of Peoria, Ariz., and Terri (Mark) Dickson of Mackinaw; three brothers, Tim (Dee) Orr of Eureka, Chris (Mary) Orr and Nick (Jane) Orr, both of Washington; 36 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by an infant brother, his father and his grandparents.

He was a 1969 graduate of Spalding Institute in Peoria and later completed the Caterpillar Apprentice Program.

Ed worked at Caterpillar Inc., the Batchelder Co., and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center until 2009.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington. Monsignor John Prendergast will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart and Lung Associations.

Ed's memorial website will be available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may be made to the family.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on July 1, 2011
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