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Darrell Dean Burrill

November 14, 1935 — March 7, 2017

Darrell D. Burrill, 81 of Aledo, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home, surrounded by the love of his family. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 PM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Following visitation, Darrell’s wishes are to be cremated. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association or to the family. Darrell Dean was born on November 14, 1935 in Corning, Iowa to Elmer G. & Vera A. (Heaton) Burrill. He married Marie Watkins on June 8, 1957 in Hamlet, Illinois. Darrell was a dedicated 35 year employee of Eagle Food Company. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #371. Darrell was a loyal fan of the Aledo Green Dragons, especially when his children were in school. He also enjoyed repairing lawn mowers and cars and was a devotee of the Old County Western Song Era. Darrell also like going camping, antique cars and attending the Old Threshers Reunions. Those left to cherish Darrell’s memory include his wife, Marie: Daughters and son-in-laws: Donna & Kenny Franks, Annette Burrill-Ceckanowicz and Christine & Scott Wheeler all of Aledo; grandchildren and spouses: Jennifer & Chuck Johnson, Jason & Mary Franks, Holdon Ceckanowicz, Ashley & Nick Lack, Danny & Irma Wheeler and Jeremy Henderson & Haley Weimann. ; 6 great-grandchildren: Andrew & Jake Johnson, Jackson Franks, Brantley Ceckanowicz, Emilia Lack and Charlene Wheeler. Siblings: Glen (Delphia Skinner) Burrill of Rock Island, Carrol (Joe Cassidy) Anderson of Coyne Center and sister-in-law , Irma Burrill of Rock Island. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and special pets, Champion & Lucy, and a special friend and care-taker, Diane Richardson. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lucille DeWitt and Luella McKelvey-Fackler and a brother, Charles Burrill, who died one year ago to the day, March 7, 2016.  
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