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Joseph James Hennig

June 3, 1930 ~ October 17, 2019 (age 89)


Joseph James Hennig, 89, of East Peoria, IL passed away at 9:08 am on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  He was born on June 3, 1930 in Dubuque, Iowa to William Frank and Theresa (Leppert) Hennig.  He married Maureen Louise Bailey on October 22, 1955 in Peoria, IL.

Surviving are his wife Maureen of East Peoria; sons Frank Hennig of Peoria Heights and Joseph Hennig of Pekin; grandsons Steven (Shannon) Hennig and Dillion Hennig both of Pekin; brother Donald (the late Betty) Hennig of Morton; and sisters Grace Sullivan of California and Faith Sanders of Bartonville, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother “Frankie”, and sisters Mary Lou Dietzen and Dorothy Sanders.

Joe was a stationary engineer for Nestle-Beich.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching baseball, and going to garage sales.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  Inurnment of ashes will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.  Online condolences at


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Burial of Ashes
October 25, 2019

1:00 PM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 North Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61615

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