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Logan Dickey

July 8, 1930 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 92)


Logan C. Dickey, 92, of Pekin, passed away Friday, September 9, 2022 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. A lifelong resident of Illinois, he resided in the towns of Morton, Tremont, and Pekin.

He was born July 8, 1930 in Wayne City to Reed and Mary Melinda “Mollie” Jones Dickey.  He first married Donna McManus , the mother of his children.  He later married Shirley Blazek Dudley on October 31, 1981 in Deer Creek, and she passed away November 2, 2019.

Surviving are three daughters, Cynthia Mills of Milo, MO, Debbie (Phil) Luker of Monterey, TN, and Julie (Dave) Behrends of Tremont; one stepson, Rick; one step-daughter, Vicki; 13 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one brother, Dale Dickey of Mt. Vernon.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Stephanie Sassman; three brothers, Delmar, Donald, and Leland; and three sisters, Verna, Ilene, and Helen.

Logan served in the United States Army.

He worked at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for over 30 years.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Pekin, Tremont American Legion Post 1236, and he and Shirley often opened their home to visiting missionaries.

Logan was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, enjoyed fishing, tinkering with lawnmowers, restoring old cars and tractors, birdwatching, and built several homes.

His funeral will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Bethel Baptist Church in Pekin.  Pastor Steve Rowell will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont with military honors accorded by the Tazewell Military Rites Team.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church in Pekin.

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