Clifford Ray “Cliff” Durst, 67, of East Peoria, IL passed away at 3:25 pm on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born on October 1, 1954, in Peoria, IL, to Harlan H. and Thelma (Haedicke) Durst. He married Angie S. Wilson on January 19, 2019 in Creve Coeur, IL. They were together for 25 years.
Surviving are his wife, Angie of Creve Coeur; son, Harland (Alissa) Durst of East Peoria; step-children, Riley Sills and Eric (McKenna) Sills both of Wyoming, IL, Melissa Durst of Bartonville, IL, Charlie Wilson and Andrea Miller both of Creve Coeur; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Lowell Durst, Sr., Donna Suber, Larry (Cindy) Durst, Albert (Denise) Durst, Carl (Karen) Durst, Emmerson (Tammy) Durst, Laura Urban, Bonnie Ghrist, Jim Durst, and John (Dena) Durst. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Howard Durst, Sr., and sister Rose Uphole.
Cliff was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a welder at Caterpillar Tractor Company for 35 years, retiring in 2010. Cliff enjoyed wrestling and off-roading but especially enjoyed his time with the grandkids.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Haedicke Family Cemetery in East Peoria with Reverend Tracy Pfeiffer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Cliff’s name. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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