Orville "Rick" Peel
RIVERTON, IL - Orville "Rick" Peel, 92, died at 3:05 a.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Springfield, Ill., to Orville and Dorothy Elshoff Peel. He married Dolores P. Blissett on June 6, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 2013.
He is survived by one daughter, Janet (Bob) Erickson of Chatham; two grandchildren, Jami (Dustin) Patterson and Casey (Ashley) Erickson both of Chatham; one great-granddaughter, Camryn Patterson; and great-grandchildren, Baby boy Erickson due in May and Baby Patterson due in November; three brothers-in-law: Edward (Betty) Blissett and Jerry (Connie) Blissett both of Riverton and Robert "Gene" (Diane) Blissett of Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Helen Peel and Hazel Blissett both of Springfield; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his constant companion, his dog, Molly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and three brothers, Elmer, Bob and Marvin Peel.
Orville was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII. He retired from the State of Illinois where he worked for the Highway Department. Later in life, he found his talent for painting, enjoyed playing the piano and working with his hands.
Visitation: 9-11 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home, Robert "Gene" Blissett officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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