1961 - 2017

Loren Allen Finley Jr., 55, of Pekin, passed away at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born April 28, 1961, in Mason County to Loren Allen and Shirley Brown Finley Sr. He married Patricia Lynn Ball March 25, 1994, in South Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Bethany Loren (James) Phillips and Hannah N.B. Finley, both of Pekin; one son, Thomas W. Finley of Pekin; his mother, Anne (Robert) Switzer of Alexis; and seven sisters, Teresa Finley, Paula Finley, Vicki Crabtree, Cynthia (Mark) Damewood, Kimberly (James) Winkler, Milicent (Dan) Hudgins and Anita Newman.

He was preceded in death by his father; one son, James C.T. Reese; and two stepsons, Terry Daniel Ball and Shawn Dean Bever.

Loren worked for Harsco Metals & Minerals in Pekin as a production worker since 2013, last working Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. He previously worked for SC2, G&D Trucking and for XPAC in Bartonville, where he worked for 16 years.

He was devoted to his family, especially his girls. He also loved working in the yard. He was an all-around jack of all trades.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Chuck Grogan will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral.

Cremation will be accorded after the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2501 Chatham Road, Suite 210, Springfield, IL 62704 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

To offer condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.