Daniel Glen Watson

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SOUTH PEKIN—Daniel Glen Watson, 73, of South Pekin passed away at Farmington County Manor at 5:25 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

SOUTH PEKIN—Daniel Glen Watson, 73, of South Pekin passed away at Farmington County Manor at 5:25 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

 

He was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Havana to George and Edith (Haage) Watson. He married Martina Brush Dec. 11, 1975, in Lewistown. She preceded him in death Feb. 16, 2014.

 

Mr. Watson is survived by one son, Daniel Watson Jr. of Farmington; one daughter, Ginnie (Tim) Girard, of South Pekin; daughter-in-law Rebecca Grzanich of Ellisville; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving are two sisters, Carolyn Richter of Ipava and Pat Burgett of Canton.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother Dean Watson; six sisters, Barbara Jean Moore, Edith Gilbreath, June Martin, Vivian Kromer, Wanda Tibbs and Evelyn Rose; son Chuck Grzanich; and grandson Chad Grzanich.

 

Mr. Watson was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pekin. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until 1969, with a tour of duty in Viet Nam, and was a member of VFW Post 6408 in Havana. He worked for Crescent Forge & Shovel for 18 years. He especially enjoyed fishing, hunting and football.

 

Funeral services will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana at noon Tuesday, Aug. 15, with visitation one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow the services at Fiatt Cemetery. Rev. Timothy Collard will officiate.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 6408 in Havana.

 

Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com.

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