Family Login:

Daniel A. Von Boeckman
  • December 18, 1960 - June 19, 2018
  • Pekin, Illinois

Share This Obituary

PEKIN ~ Daniel Arthur “Danny” Von Boeckman, 57, of Pekin, passed away after a long battle with cancer at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his mother’s home.

He was born December 18, 1960 in Pekin to Robert and Loretta (Schabatka) Von Boeckman.

Surviving are his mother, Loretta Woods of Pekin; one son, Brandon Von Boeckman of Manito; two daughters, Kaleigh (Chris Watson) Von Boeckman of Manito and Alesha (Matt) Tibbs of Pekin; four granddaughters, Anistyn Connor, Alivia Watson, Leila Tibbs and Lillie Tibbs; two brothers, Robert (Patti) Von Boeckman of Manito and Matthew Von Boeckman of Melbourne, Florida and two sisters, Teri (Julio) Puentes of Miramar, Florida and Christy Carr of Pekin and several nieces and nephews.

Danny was preceded in death by his father and one infant brother, Randy Von Boeckman.

He was of the Baptist faith

Danny had last worked for United Space Alliance at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Cape Canaveral, Florida, a program he was very proud to have been a part of.  When he was a young man, he had worked for the Illinois Department of Conservation.

He was a gentle spirit that loved animals.  He loved life and his family.  His greatest achievement was his children and grandchildren.  Danny also loved going fishing and hunting. 

His memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Brad Martin will officiate.  Visitation will be from 2 until 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Larry’s Casting Kids because of his passion for fishing, C/O Pekin Park District, 1701 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554

To express condolences online, visit