Clyde Evans Zachman

Clyde Evans Zachman, 91, formerly of Bartonville, passed away at 8:30 PM on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Pekin Villas of Hollybrook & Reflections Memory Care Center in Pekin, IL. He was born on October 8, 1926 in Hamilton County, Illinois, a son of Frank and Jennie (Trotter) Zachman. He married Shirley Jean Goodin on October 16, 1949 in Bartonville. She preceded him in death on February 2, 2014 in Peoria.

Also preceding him in death are four brothers, Isom, Howard, Lyman, and Delmer; one sister, Ethel Martin.

Surviving is one son, Dave Zachman of Peoria; one grandson, Jim (Tammy) Zachman of Marquette Heights; two great-grandsons, Drew (Christie) Zachman, Shawn (Myjken) Zachman; three great-great-grandchildren, Lexi, Kylee, and Tana; one great-great-great-grandchild, Myla; and one sister, Betty Ferrare of Bartonville.

Clyde graduated in 1944 from Manual Training School, after graduation he served his country as a United States Marine serving in World War II stationed in the South Pacific until the end of the war, then he was transferred to China, until he was send home and Honorable discharge in November of 1946, where he worked for Keystone Steel and Wire for 36 years, retiring in 1983. He was of the Methodist Faith. Clyde was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing his whole life. He and Shirley loved to travel, and he enjoyed spending time with his close friends and especially with his grandson, Jim. Special thanks from the Zachman Family to the Pekin Villas of Hollybrook & Reflections Memory Care and Vitas Hospice for the care and love shown to Clyde during his final days with us.

Graveside services and burial will be at 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the Last Supper Section at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, where Military Honors will be conducted. Rev. Kevin VanTIne will officiate. Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences please visit


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