Douglas L. Beecher, 58, of Washburn, passed away at 3:33 am Sunday, April 28, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born Sept. 9, 1960 in Gibson City to Pete and Delores Jean Scott Beecher. He married Barbara J. Buis on Sept. 11, 2004 in Washburn. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother; step-mother, Beverly Beecher; mother-in-law, Jeannie Buis; 7 children, J.R. (Hope) McGee, Matthew (Stephanie) Schubert; Katie (Matthew) Sheppard, Jessica (Ehren) Britton, Jacob (Mary) Beecher, Cassandra (Ben) Zoss, Ashley (Drew) VanDorsten; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; and father-in-law, Gerald Buis.
Doug worked as a truck driver with Roanoke Concrete for the last 15 years; prior to that he was a butcher and maintenance person at the El Paso IGA for 20 plus years.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Minier Masonic Lodge. He was also a volunteer fireman, enjoyed farming, and was a diehard gamer. He loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family at PNC Bank.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 6 pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Washburn American Legion. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is in charge of arrangements.