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David L. Rainey

October 4, 1963 — February 10, 2019

David L. Rainey

EAST PEORIA - David L. Rainey, 55, of East Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Generation of Peoria.
David was born October 4, 1963, in Oshkosh, Wisc., to Jerry and Janet (Hall) Rainey. He married Twyla Mandrell on November 28, 1987, in Germantown, Ill.
Surviving are his wife, Twyla Mandrell of East Peoria; two daughters, Theresa (Matthew) Woody of Normal, Ill. and Meghan Rainey of Edward, Ill.; one son, Zachary Rainey of Peoria; two granddaughters, Abigail and Jordyn Woody, both of Normal, Ill.; his mother, Janet Martin of East Peoria, his mother-in-law, Sharon Mandrell of Morton; one brother, Keith Martin of Metamora and one sister, Christy (Jesse) Harris of Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Donald Martin; paternal and maternal grandparents; and his father-in-law, Kenneth Mandrell.
David was a veteran of the United States Army.
David was an EMS/Firefighter with Springbay Fire Protection District for three years and Northern Tazewell Fire Department for one year. He was a member of Illinois Fire Services Institute in Champaign, where he last attended in June of 2018.
He was also a member of East Peoria Faith United Methodist Church. David was also a member of the N.R.A. and Midwest Gun Club in Springbay, Ill. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding and spending time with his grandchildren.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Donald Serpette officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton, where military funeral honors and firefighter service honors will be conducted.

Memorials may be made to Springbay Fire Protection District or Northern Tazewell Fire Department.

Visitation

FEB 15. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Visitation

FEB 16. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Service

FEB 16. 10:00 AM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550
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