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William W. Dempster

June 25, 1938 February 8, 2007
William W. Dempster
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PEORIA-William W. Dempster, 68, of Peoria, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at his residence. Born on June 25, 1938 in Peoria to William G. and Ethel P. Vaughn Dempster. He married Mary Franken on August 18, 1962 in Peoria. Surviving are one daughter, Laurie (Casey) Martin of Canton; two grandchildren, Christopher and Brittany; one sister, Marilyn (Larry) Tompkins of Alexandria, LA; three nephews, Brian (Amy) Tompkins, Brad (Mindy) Tompkins and Brett (Tracy) Tompkins; and his companion, Colleen McLinden of Peoria. He was owner of Dempster Insurance Agency in Peoria since April 1, 1964, until his retirement on April 1, 2004. He was a member of the Air National Guard, the German-American Society and the Professional Independent Insurance Agents Association. He was big into mopar muscle cars and an avid Cubs, Bulls and Bears fan. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with Pastor Stephen Barch officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and 30 minutes before the services at the mortuary. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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