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Richard "Rick" Dunn

July 19, 1959 — October 13, 2021

Richard D. Dunn, 62, of Henry, IL passed on October 13, 2021 at OSF Saint Claire in Princeton. He was born July 19, 1959 in Peoria to Franklin and Phyllis (Shepard) Dunn. Rick graduated Illinois Valley Central high school in 1977.  He was a truck driver across the nation for the Hardees restaurants through the 80s and 90s. Later he formed Git R Dunn construction where he was self-employed for the last 20 years.

Rick is survived by his mother Phyllis Dunn Peoria; daughter Rashelle Barajas Spring Valley; stepmother Cynthia Dunn Lacon; siblings Rhonda Dunn Lacon, Russ Dunn Peoria, Amanda(Lucas Clark) Peoria, Bethany Pannell Anderson, SC, Carl(Kathryne) Dunn Houston, TX; Grandchildren Christian and Jade Barajas: and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Father Franklin Dunn and Brother Robert Dunn.

He adored being a grandpa and spending time with his grandkids.  You could find Rick cheering on his favorite team the STL Cardinals and watching NASCAR racing.  Rick enjoyed golfing, building and remodeling in his spare time. He was generous, kind hearted and will be greatly missed.

Cremation rites haven been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held Saturday, October 23rd from 11 to 1 PM at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon, followed with lunch and fellowship at Lacon Community Center. A private family burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to St. Jude and online condolences can be left at

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

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