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PEORIA ~ Michael George Parr, 67, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born June 4, 1951 in Peoria to Dennis and Grace (Mack) Parr, he married Cathy Dagit on July 13, 1974 in Peoria.  She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Mike (Susie) Parr of Jacksonville, North Carolina; two daughters, Kimberly (David) Rybolt of Pekin and Lisa (Jon Kaps) Parr of Peoria; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joe (Joan) Parr of Peoria, Darrell Parr of Panama, Florida and John Parr of Seattle, Washington; four sisters, Pat (Bill) Hawley of Peoria, Liz Biltgen of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Denise (Jack) Stewart of Indiana and Donna (Jeff) Carpenter of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Michael was a member of the Northside Nazarene Church of Peoria.

He had worked for Caterpillar, Inc. in administration for 33 years, retiring in 2001.

For 14 years, he enjoyed coaching Little League for Woodruff Youth Baseball League.  He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He liked fishing, gardening, camping, being outdoors and family vacations.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor John Spohn will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with expenses.

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