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Russell J. Boyles

January 6, 1946 ~ December 8, 2016 (age 70)
Russell J. Boyles ("Papa Russell"), 70, of Washington, passed away at 4:51 pm Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by his loving children.
He was born Jan. 6, 1946 in Streator to the late John H. and Edna M. (Moore) Boyles. He was also preceded in death by his son, Isaac; grandson, Kalen; brother, Raymond; and sister, Lois.
Surviving are 4 children, Christen (Tim) Siscoe of Morton, Aaron (Alma "Mindy") Boyles of Washington, Ian Boyles and fiancé, Micki of Eureka; and Evalynne (Paul) Basso of Peoria; 8 grandchildren, Zack, Chloe, Khialee, Kharalee, Kole, Wesley, Westin, and Mickeon; and sister, Jane (Don) Kudrick of Streator.
Russell was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, serving as a member of the Military Police (MP) where he earned the National Defense Service Medal and Marksmen badge for his selfless service to our country. Following his service, Russell worked tirelessly as a correctional officer prior to retirement. He was a member of AFSCME Local 3585. His second job (and his most favorite) was his service to his grandchildren. He would work all night and babysit all day. He loved his grandchildren with all of his heart. Without fail, Russell demonstrated his unwavering love for his children and grandchildren. He put his family first always.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight.
Funeral services for Russell will begin at 10 am Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at Deiters Funeral Home in Washington. Pastor Bob Martin will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm Monday at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.


Cemetery Details

Fondulac Cemetery
1985 E. Washington Street
East Peoria, IL,

Visitation

DEC 12. 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington

2075 Washington Road

Washington, IL, US, 61571

Service

DEC 13. 10:00 AM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington

2075 Washington Road

Washington, IL, US, 61571

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