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Obituary for David E. Todd Sr.
David E. Todd Sr. 67, of East Peoria passed away on Tuesday April 14, 2009 surrounded by his loving family and favorite cat Busch at his residence. Born in Jacksonville, IL on September 9, 1941 to Francis and Ruth Edmonds Todd. He married Beverly Jean Meinders on March 29, 1972, she survives along with his children; David (Sarah) Todd Jr. of Washington, Dawn (Ed) Emmons of Pekin, Theresa (Ken) Heikes of Elmwood, sisters; Leona Brady of Peoria, Mary Alice Todd of Galesburg, Charlene Jones of Creve Coeur and his grandchildren; Rachel Yaunk Ruddell, Jessica Yaunk, Tiffany Parrott and McKenna & Quinn Heikes. His parents, brother James and stepdaughter Stephanie J. Mattson preceded him in death. David was in the Navy and served on the USS Leonard from 1962 to 1966 and was a Steelworker at Keystone Steel and Wire, retiring in September of 2004. He was also a life member of the East Peoria V.F.W # 2078. Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held on Monday April 20, at 10 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Elmwood with military rites being accorded by the U.S. Navy. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Children’s Miracle Network. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.