John Leland, “Jon Jon” Trine, 76, of Peoria, IL, passed away at 4:40 am on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare Center in Pekin, IL.
He was born on July 24, 1944 in Terre Haute, IN, to Fred Earl and Phyllis Helen (Nason) Trine. He married Carol Ann Ridgway on September 19, 1961 in Peoria, IL.
Surviving are his wife Carol of Peoria; children, Rae Lynne Trine of Montgomery, IL, Molly Ann Trine of Peoria, Jon Christopher (Mary) Trine of Creve Coeur, IL, and Jacob (Ashleigh) Trine of Peoria; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Fred N. Trine of Peoria. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Tracey Lee Griffin, two sisters, and one brother.
John was a genuine storyteller and could tell a joke like none other. As a truckdriver and Teamster of 34 years, John was a role model of hard work and dedication. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local #627. He was a lifelong Chicago Bears and Cubs fan and loved watching NASCAR.
Cremation rites have been accorded. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be directed to any local non-kill animal shelter of your choice. To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.peoriafuneral.com.
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