DANVILLE — Dennis Harmon, 81, of Danville, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in Danville.
He was born Dec. 9, 1932, in Peoria, the son of Arthur and Alta (Harris) Harmon.
He married Maxine Elliott on May 5, 1973, in Danville.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine; his son, Tom (Elizabeth) Harmon of Crystal Lake; his daughter, Karla (Jerry) Crowder of Plano, Texas; his sister, Judy Svymbersky of Peoria; his brother-in-law, David Waugh of Peoria; his sister-in-law, Martha Wedge of Fort Worth, Texas; his grandchildren, Kendra Wigger, Tyler Wigger, Karlee Crowder, Moriah Crowder, Virginia Crowder, Arlo Harmon and Gabriel Harmon; and his three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Jean; and his brother, Arthur Jr.
Dennis graduated from Peoria Spaulding Institute in 1950. He served his country in Coco Solo Panama as a Naval Aviator.
Dennis also was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, a trait he passed on to his son Tom. Dennis truly loved to go camping and fishing, especially with his family.
Dennis took his family every year to Roaring River State Park in Missouri. He also was a member of American Legion Post 210 and Knights of Columbus.
Above all else, Dennis loved his family, and he will be greatly missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known him.
A celebration of Dennis’ life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. A visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made in Dennis’ name to American Legion Post 210 or Danville Knights of Columbus. Please join the Harmon Family in sharing memories, pictures and videos of Dennis’ life on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.