Dennis L. Burgess, 72, of Chillicothe, IL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side.
Dennis was born on September 18, 1948 in Siloam Springs AR, the son of the late Edsel and Virginia Whiteside Burgess. He married Anna Courtney on July 17, 1971 in Peoria and she survives.
Also surviving are one son Eric (Valeri) Burgess of Mossville, IL, one daughter Miranda (Alex Hestoft) of Brookly, NY. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Payton Burgess, Jordon Hill and Zayda VanWinkle. Further surviving are two brothers Terry Burgess of Peoria and David (Sue) Burgess of Stratford, MO.
Dennis served with the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. He worked for Mississippi Valley Stihl in Peoria in packaging and shipping and also worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. retiring in 1999.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a private celebration of life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to OSF HealthCare Foundation - Loud Crowd or OSF HealthCare Foundation - Hospice. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit www.peoriafuneral.com.
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