Bartonville- Francisco “Joe” Palazzo Jr., 63, of Bartonville, passed away at 10:42 AM Monday, May 4, 2015, in Canton.
He was born in Peoria on March 8, 1952 to Francisco and Ruth (Nuendorf) Palazzo. He married Karen Gray in Bartonville on March 5, 2010, she survives.
Also surviving are his Mom of Mapleton; three children, Tara (Joshua) Livingston of Galesburg, Jeffrey (Sandra) Palazzo of Oklahoma, and Toni (Derrick) Palazzo-Page of Missouri; four brothers, Dennis (Lynn) Palazzo of Oquawka, and Tom, Jeff, and Terry Palazzo, all of Mapleton; one sister, Sue Eubanks of Pekin; and several nieces and nephews. He was proud to be a Grandpa and will be greatly missed by his “Duffs” and “Scooter” as well as his other ten grandchildren and family.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Brandi, his father, and his brother Greg.
He worked as a Boilermaker and was a member of Boilermakers Local 60.
Joe was also a member of VFW Post 3883, Bartonville.
He enjoyed fishing, simulator flying, and was an avid Cubs Fan. Joe was known by many and loved to spend time with his family and his dogs.
Joe served in The United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Services will be held at 10 AM Friday, May 8, at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM.
Burial will follow the service at Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin.
In honor of Joe’s love for the Cubs, please wear Cubs apparel or colors to the service.
Memorials may be made to Karen, C/O Bartonville Bank.
To view Joe’s memorial DVD or to send the family condolences online, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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