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Patrick J. Claudin

September 4, 1964 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 55)


Patrick James Claudin, 54, of Elmwood, IL passed away peacefully at 7:50 a.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria peacefully with his family by his side.

He was born on September 4, 1964, in Peoria the son of Alfred and Minnie Dillard Claudin.  He married Dena L. Brown in Peoria on March 23, 2012.

Surviving are his wife, four children Natalie Claudin of Washington, IL Krystle (Patrick) Rehder of Lincoln, IL; Derrick (Emily) Claudin of Morton, IL and Andrew Macklin of Verona, Mo.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, one brother Dale Claudin of Waterloo, SC and one sister Robin (Robert) Hoffman of Peoria.  His parents and two infant sisters preceded him in death.

An honorably discharged U.S. Navy Veteran. He had worked for Kress Manufacturing in Brimfield and HK Manufacturing in Mossville and later employed with Lowe’s in Peoria for several years last working on Monday March 9th.  He was a member of Elevate Church in Morton, Hanna City Sportsman’s Club, 700 Club, and the B.A.S.S. fishing organization. 

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be given to Elevate Church 1060 E. Jackson St. Morton, IL 61550. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit

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