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Floyd Recar

April 2, 1934 August 26, 2012
Floyd Recar
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PEORIA- Floyd Recar, 78, passed away at 7:31 PM, Sunday, August 26, 2012 at his residence in Peoria. He was born on April 2, 1934 in Potosi, MO, a son of Lawrence Recar and Thelma McDonald. He married Margaret A. Peterson on May 15, 1954 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Peoria. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Cynthia (Rick) Radke of Arlington, TX; six sons, Larry (Teresa) Recar of Selena, OK, Daniel (Dolores) Recar of Peoria, Thomas Recar of Peoria, Stephen (Maggie) Recar of Peoria, Dale (Joyce) Recar of Hayward, CA, and Dean (Diane) Recar of Washington, IL; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emma Thomas of Nashville, IL. Floyd was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Elizabeth; a brother, and a sister. He worked at Hiram Walker Distillery for 30 years, retiring in 1982. Floyd was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and its Men’s Club, the Hiram Walker Rod and Gun Club, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, August 31, 2012 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Peoria with Rev. Martin Mwongyera officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes prior to Mass at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or P.A. W. S. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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