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John R. Dwyer

August 19, 1936 November 21, 2006
John R. Dwyer
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PEORIA-John R. Dwyer, 70, of 1301 NE Glendale, Peoria, died at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born on August 19, 1936 in Peoria to Dennis and Bernice Stenger Dwyer. He married Patricia A’Hearn on September 3, 1960 in Peoria. She died on June 29, 2002 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his father and one infant son, John. Surviving are his mother, Bernice Dwyer of Peoria; two sons, Dennis Dwyer of Peoria Heights and Mark (Jennifer) Dwyer of Normal; one daughter, Marguerite (John) Reilly of Normal; five grandchildren, Christopher, Alex, Anna, Kathryn and Lauren; two brothers, Ron (Marge) Dwyer of Edwards and Bernie (Pat) Dwyer of Peoria; three sisters, Patty Dwyer of Peoria, Linda (Roger) Kilpatrick of Morton and Mary (Mike) Hermann of Glasford. He first worked as a Foreman at Hiram Walkers & Sons and then he worked as Maintenance Supervisor for the Peoria Park District at Owens Center. He was a graduate of Spalding Institute. He was a Korean Air Force veteran. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday with Franciscan Fathers officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at church. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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