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Brian Crank

October 4, 1964 — February 17, 2022

Brian Crank, 57, of Chillicothe IL, formerly Baltimore MD, died on February 17, 2022 at Cornerstone Rehab and Healthcare in Peoria Heights. Born October 4, 1964 in Lasalle to the late Rupert and Barbara (Crank) Wendler, he was previously married and had two children. he later married Theresa Norris on February 15, 2007 in Baltimore.

For over 20 years Bryan worked in the Baltimore Maryland area plastering swimming pools for Puritan White Coat. He recently moved back to Chillicothe and occasionally helped his brother Stephen at Wendler Construction. Brian also loved collecting eagles and following the Redskins.

Brian survived by his wife Theresa of Chillicothe; children Justin Crank and Jasmine Crank  both of Hawaii, William Fries Jr. of Baltimore, Amber (Kristopher) Kraft of Baltimore, Thomas (Nikki) Fries of Baltimore; siblings Edward (Linda) Wendler of Coal City IL, Twana (Jerry) Risley of Harrisburg IL, Stephen (Christy) Wendler of Chillicothe, Douglas Wendler of Pekin, Rupert “Bob” (Jennifer) Wendler of Baltimore, Kevin (Erin) Wendler of Chillicothe, Kimberly (Nick) Darlington of Lacon; grandchildren Shanedy Crank, Isaiah Fries, and Kristopher, Adriana, and Lillian Kraft and his best buddy Susie the min pin. He was also preceded in death by his brother Michael.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held for Brian at a later date. Memorials can be made to the family and online condolences can be left at

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