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John Palumbo

October 18, 1946 — August 19, 2017

John G Palumbo, 70, of Lacon, died August 19, 2017 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria. Born in Peoria on October 18, 1946 to the late John and Dorothy Burrell Palumbo he married Sandy McCuskey on October 15, 1986.

John served his country with the fifth US Army in Vietnam and was a proud member of UAW 974 at Caterpillar Tractor in East Peoria for 35 years, retiring in 2000. He was a lifelong member of the Lacon Country Club and American Legion Post 593. John was an avid Cardinal fan, Hunter, and fisherman, spending many vacations in Chetek WI with family and friends. He spent many years playing ball with the Lacon Bombers and River Rats. John loved his town of Lacon.

John is survived by: his wife Sandy; Son Jason (Carla) Palumbo of Indianapolis; daughter Lynelle (Sean Miller) Wilton of Chillicothe; sister Peg Palumbo of Florida; grandchildren Cole, Justus, Dalton, Garrett, Zack, and Abby; in-laws Marci (Mike) Smith of Chillicothe, Lori (Steve) Leuken of Norwood; many nieces & nephews; and his beloved fur baby, Bella. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Ron Imler and son Johnny Palumbo.

A celebration of life will be held at the Lacon American Legion on Saturday, September 16 at 2 PM. Memorials can be made to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Horse Patrol Assoc. C/O Jason Palumbo 1060 North Capitol Ave. Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204, Lacon American Legion, or the ARK and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com
Lenz Memorial Home

Celebration of Life

SEP 16. 2:00 PM (CDT)

Lacon American Legion
Lacon, IL

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