Richard “Lee” Elston, 52, of Lacon, died on June 11, 2022 at OSF Saint Francis in Peoria. Born in Peoria on July 28, 1969 to Richard and Sarah (Allen) Elston, he was married to Shelly Bill and had three children. He later married Loretta Knaak and had two more. He had his youngest daughter with Amber Pyles many years later.
Lee was a jack of all trades and a mechanic of most engines. He worked at A1 Auto Parts for over 10 years in Peoria. He also was a former dart player for the C & J Dart League. He enjoyed hunting with his younger brother, singing karaoke, dancing, fishing, hanging with friends and family around the bonfire, working on anything from lawn mowers to trucks, boating, riding his motorcycle, being a dad and spending time with his grandkids.
Lee is survived by his parents Richard (Shelley) Elston of Maricopa AZ, Sarah Elston of Washburn; children Ashley Elston and Danielle (Jesse Cora) Elston both of Doniphan MO, Derek (Carissa Pyles) Elston of Farmington, Ruby (Nathan Morgan) Elston of Washburn, Leiah (Rob Turner) Elston of Havana, McKinlee Elston of Varna; siblings Jeremy (Ely) Elston of Chandler AZ, Derrick Elston of Spring Bay, Brett Elston of Phoenix, Bonnie Kay Elston of Pratt KS, Brianna (Nathan Glendenning) Allen of El Paso, Les (Sami) Allen of Sparland; and 19 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, granddaughter Rebecca, uncle Myron, uncle Tony, cousin Ylanda, great nephew gage and nephew Trevor.
Visitation for Lee will be held Friday at Lenz Memorial Home from 4 to 6 PM followed by a gathering for food and fellowship at Whiskerz Pub in Lacon. Memorial contributions can be made to Ducks Unlimited and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com