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PEKIN ~ Robert Lee Baccheschi, 76, of Pekin, passed away peacefully at 2:31a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria, surrounded by his family.

Born August 30, 1941 in Pekin to Fred “Nip” and Thelma (Duquenne) Baccheschi, he married Diane Ruth Goodrich on February 23, 1963 in Marquette Heights.  She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Kimm (Scott) Baccheschi-Vaughn of Pekin, Michelle Baccheschi-Honeycutt of Peoria, and Sheri (Norman) McGill of Dunlap; seven grandchildren, Andrea McCabe, Hannah Honeycutt, Holly Honeycutt, Mitchell McGill, Ian McGill, Collin McGill, and Miles McGill; one sister, Donna Sarnes of Pekin; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alma Arnold.

Bob was a 1961 graduate of Pekin Community High School.

Bob and Diane owned and operated The Place on Prince in Pekin for 12 years.  He also was an Estate Planner and Life Insurance Agent.

He was an activist for fibromyalgia with the Arthritis Foundation.  Bob was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.  He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and painting ceramics.

A service celebrating Bob’s life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. W. Lloyd Brock will officiate.  Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL  61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com