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Edgar Cremeens

July 6, 1926 — October 9, 2015

Edgar Sanford Cremeens, 89, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
He was born on July 6, 1926 in San Jose, a son of Sanford and Gladys (Peeke) Cremeens. They preceded him in death, along with his son, Dale, and brother, Melvin. He married Carol J. Eberle on July 3, 1947 at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Peoria. She survives.
He is also survived by his daughter, Emma J. (Rick) Vandeveer of Peoria; granddaughter, Erin J. (Luke) Overcash of Morton; great grandson, Briggs W. Overcash of Morton; and great granddaughter, Kenzie J. Overcash of Morton.
Edgar retired in 1983, as a Tank Farm Operator for Caterpillar at their Mossville facility, after over thirty-nine years of service.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps World War II Veteran, serving with the 3 rd Marine Division in Guam, the Bolin Islands and Sasebo, Japan. He participated in the Greater Peoria Honor Flight on September 24, 2013.
He attended White Rose Fellowship in Bellevue and formerly attended Bethel Free Methodist Church, for over fifty years.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria. Private graveside services and interment will be at Streitmatter Cemetery in rural Princeville.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Greater Peoria Honor Flight.

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