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Ralph Allison

January 21, 1954 — March 26, 2017

Ralph Edward Allison, 63, of Peoria, passed away at 8:47 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
A funeral liturgy will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria, with Father Paul Stark officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Ralph was born on January 21, 1954 in Peoria, a son of Edward and Georgia (Smith) Allison. He married Linda Selburg on September 20, 1975 in Peoria. She survives.
He is also survived by his children, Amie (Mike) Melton of Washington, Don (Jennifer) Allison of Peoria and Ryan (Heather) Allison of Surprise, AZ; siblings, Caron Boland and Darla Jones, both of Peoria and William Allison of Vandalia; grandchildren,  Jacob Stoffle, McKinley and Daniella Allison and Ashley and Ryan Melton; and his beloved dogs, Rose and Princess.
Ralph was an inspector at Komatsu for thirty-four years, retiring in 2009.
His hobbies included watching the St. Louis Cardinals and bowling. He was a member of the Greater Peoria Bowling Association, where he received thirteen 300 game rings. . He loved sports, whether he was playing, watching or coaching.
Ralph enjoyed eating steak with his family, eating breakfast and going to his grandchildren’s events.  He is admired for his love of his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he collected rocks for, and for his faithfulness to his wife and family. They described him as a simple man, easy going, and a good listener.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ralph’s memory to TAPS or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

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