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Joseph C. Cecil
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Obituary for Joseph C. Cecil

Joseph Christopher Cecil, 56, of New Windsor, died at 2:42 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Joe was born August 23, 1961 in Galesburg, the son of William N. and Mary A. (Pullen) Cecil. He married Vera Norris. Together they had one son, Josiah (Lacey) Cecil of New Windsor. He later married Shirley Rednour in 1991. She preceded him in death in 1993. Along with his son, Joe is survived by his mother, Mary Cecil of Galesburg; three brothers, Tom Cecil of Big Rapids, MI, Tim (Connie) Cecil of Bettendorf, IA, and Brian Cecil of Galesburg; two sisters, Susan (Terry) Bruns and Marcy Cecil both of Galesburg; along with three grandchildren, Seth, Noah, and Ethan Cecil. Including his wife Shirley, Joe was preceded in death by his father, William; and beloved canine and best friend, Sky.

Joe worked for many years at Mitsubishi Motors, retiring in 2000. He had been attending college for gaming and graphic design. Joe was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Galesburg. He was a music buff and enjoyed spending time listening to music. He will long be remembered as a loving and kind man who had the biggest heart.

Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. A memorial mass will follow at 10 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio officiating. Burial will follow mass at Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Memorials may be made in Joe’s memory to OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, or to the Guardian Angels Humane Society.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

2401 N. Broad St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401





10:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

2401 N. Broad St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery

1950 W. Main St.
Galesburg , Illinois 61401

Memorial Contribution

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

OSF St. Mary Medical Center

Guardian Angels


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