Obituary for Oscar Junior Means | Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory



Oscar Junior Means

March 17, 1926 ~ April 16, 2019 (age 93)

   Oscar Junior Means, 93, of Washington, passed away at 7:45 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

   He was born March 17, 1926 in Hill City, KS to Oscar and Nora Patton Means.  He married Shirley A. Russell on July 1, 1954.  She survives.

   Also surviving are four children, Gary (Chieko) Means of Henderson, NV, Kenneth Means of Roanoke, Cindy (Tim) Broshears of Mesa, AZ, Julie (Mark) Wilson of Bartonville; three grandchildren, Janet Means, DJ (Megan) Kober and their children, Mariella and Deacon, and Jenna Huber and her son, Jayton.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Richard, Wilbur, Paul, Dale; and granddaughter, Tiffany Broshears.

   Junior was a US Army WWII Veteran.  He worked for Caterpillar for 32 years before retiring from the Tech Center in 1982.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, or The Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund.

   Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Friday, April 19, 2019 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.  Cremation rites will follow.

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