Born 5-20-1954 - Died 3-9-2002
Dennis D. Meeks, 47, of Shannon and formerly of Sterling, Ill. died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at his home after an illness. He was born May 20, 1954, in Sterling, Ill. the son of Cloyd L. and Lois E. (Johnson) Meeks. He married Debra K. Zink Nov. 29, 1975, in Como, Ill. He had lived the past four years in Shannon, Ill., coming from Sterling. He was a member of and employed through Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 23 Rockford, Ill., for 25 years. He enjoyed welding, playing his guitar, fishing, gardening and spending time with his granddaughter Kailee. He was an avid gun collector.Survivors include his wife, Debra; his son, David J. Meeks of Richland Center, Wis.; his daughter, Denise M. Meeks of Shannon; his mother, Lois E. Meeks of Sterling; his brother, Randy L. (Jeanne) Meeks of Sterling; and his granddaughter, Kailee Jo Stutzke Meeks of Sterling.He was preceded in death by his father, Cloyd L. Meeks; his sister, Patricia L. Meeks; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Meeks and Mr. and Mrs. Everet Johnson.Services were Wednesday, March 13, 2002, in the McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls with pastor Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church of Rock Falls, officiating. A memorial scholarship fund for his granddaughter has been established.