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PEKIN ~ Elijah Ryan “Eli” Bikai, 18, of Pekin, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 11, 1999 in Peoria to William Joseph and Michele Lynn (Sprague) Bikai

Surviving are his parents of Pekin; three brothers, Brandon (Savana) Bikai, Benjamin Bikai and his twin, Gabriel Bikai, all of Pekin; five nieces and nephews, Dalton Bikai, Jalynn Bikai, Brayden Bikai, Blake Bikai and Eliza Bikai; and his grandparents, Dean “Mac” and Kathy McCoy of Pekin, Charles and Carolyn Sprague of Decatur and Steve Bikai of Lakeland, Florida.

Eli loved his family and will be remembered as kindhearted, respectful and super funny.  He liked it when family was together and his favorite holiday was Thanksgiving.  He loved playing Xbox and League of Legends.   He enjoyed music, going to Northwoods, driving his Kia and had a belly laugh that was infectious.  He was especially fond of his dogs, Daisy and Thor.

He had attended Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. W. Lloyd Brock will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Richardson Counseling Center, 112 Park Ridge Lane, Pekin, IL 61554 to help others.

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