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John L. Sullivan

January 22, 1935 December 24, 2010
John L. Sullivan
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Peoria- John L. Sullivan, 75, of Peoria, died at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 24, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center. Born January 22, 1935 in Boone, Iowa to Emmett and Vivian Foley Sullivan, he married Ruth Smothers on December 20, 1965 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on July 15, 2005. John was also preceded in death by an infant son, three brothers, Maurice, Tom and Roger, and three sisters, Mary, Kathleen and Margaret. Surviving are one daughter, Tammy (Mike) Munoz of Mapleton, four sons, John L. Sullivan II of Pekin, Don (Bev) Sullivan of Hanna City, Ron (Sherrie) Sullivan of Peoria, and Dan (Jennifer) Sullivan of Bartonville. Nine grandchildren, Kevin, Ashley, Donny, Ryan, Laura, Austin, Rylee, Jeannette and Janell. Three great grandchildren, Nevaeh, Aidyn and Kylah. He also leaves several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. John graduated from Spalding Institute, Mid-state College and was a 1990 graduate of Bradley University. He served seven years in the United States Marine Corps. in which his proudest moment was serving in the Marshal Islands. He worked for Albanese Development for many years at various hotels, where he enjoyed taking care of the guests. Later in his life he worked at Proctor Endowment Home until he retired in 2005. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church. Service will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with the Rev. Richard Springsteen officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary, and half hour prior to services on Wednesday. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service. Graveside services for burial of ashes will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Parkview Cemetery with Rev. Richard Springsteen officiating. Memorials may be made to his church, Bradley University, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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