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Pekin ~ Phillip J. Draffen, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 5:07 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born June 6, 1959 in Pekin to Robert E. and Francis L. (Curtner) Draffen. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a lifelong friend Rod Homerin of Pekin.

He married the love of his life Christina (Forbis) on June 18, 1983 in Pekin. She survives. 

Surviving are two sons, Russel R. Draffen of Pekin, Brandon C. Draffen of Pekin; two brothers, John and Doug Draffen both of Pekin; one sister, Margaret (Bill) MacFarlane of Hannibal MO; four grandchildren, Iris, Ethan, Boston, and Griffin Draffen, all of Pekin.

Philip was self employed and owned and operated rental properties in the area.

He was a member of South Pekin Baptist Church.

Phillip was the jack of all trades helping everyone he could. He loved his Harley and enjoyed fishing, music, spending time with his grandchildren and family and was a coach for his sons for many years.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 Illinois Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615.

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