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Louis C. Pantages Jr.

November 21, 1922 September 12, 2014
Louis C. Pantages Jr.
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PEORIA – Louis C. Pantages, Jr., 91, of Peoria passed away at 5:28 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014, at UnityPoint – Proctor Emergency Room. Louis was born on November 21, 1922, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Louis C. Sr. and Nettie (Fritz) Pantages. He married Dolores A. Matulis on January 12, 1952, in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by his son Richard (Maureen) Pantages of Peoria; his daughter, Lori (Ty) Shepherd of Peachtree City, Ga.; and six grandchildren, Bryan, Erin, and Meghan Pantages and Julie, Matthew, and Rachel Shepherd. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marcella Hill. Louis was a World War II Coast Guard veteran. He was a police officer for the city of Peoria from 1955 to 1980 and was the first patrolman to receive Policeman of the Year (1970). He later volunteered for the Peoria Police Department from 1997 to 2009. He also worked security at Commercial National Bank for 10 years. He was a member of the Peoria Police Benevolent Association, the American Legion Post #2, TIGHAR, Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association, and Old Timers Baseball Association. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2014, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Father Joseph Dondanville will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Renal Care - Peoria North. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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