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Kevin Michael Unruh

April 17, 1973 March 3, 2021
Kevin Michael Unruh
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Obituary for Kevin Michael Unruh

West Peoria- Kevin Michael Unruh, age 47, a lifelong resident of West Peoria, passed away at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at his residence.

Born April 17, 1973 in Peoria, the son to Thomas Unruh and Jeanne (Adams) Unruh. He was a graduate of Manual High School and most recently worked in the IT Department for Caterpillar “Aerotek”. On January 8, 1999 he married Kim White in Peoria. Kevin was a proud volunteer for the West Peoria Fire Department for 20 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles and hanging out with his friends at the Tartan Inn and Owl’s Nest. Kevin had a huge sense of humor that would light up a room and always enjoyed a good laugh. He believed in the kindness of people, and lived a life of generosity, always looking to help anyone at the drop of a hat. Kevin enjoyed watching football and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. He loved his three fur babies, Shotsy, Gracie and Meechum, who would often go with him to the Tartan Inn. He was a loving son, husband, father and friend who was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife, Kim, of West Peoria; two daughters: Emily and Savannah Unruh; father, Thomas Unruh of Georgia; mother, Jeanne (Larry) McMasters of West Peoria; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM until time of funeral service and fireman’s honors at 3:00 PM. Pastor Jack Thompson will officiate, and cremation rights will follow. Due to COVID, masks will be required.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kevin’s memory may be made to the West Peoria Fire Department.

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12:00 PM 3/7/2021 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/7/2021 3:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

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