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Lionel L. Brashares

November 26, 1957 — June 11, 2023

Lionel L. Brashares

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Lionel L. Brashares, age 65, of Peotone, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at his home.

     He was born on November 26, 1957, in Chicago, IL.   Lionel was a United States Navy Veteran.  He married Frances L. Dutton on May 12, 1979, in Markham, IL.  He enjoyed sports and was a passionate official for softball and volleyball.  He served on the Peotone Park District Board for over 10 years.  Most of all he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

     Lionel is survived by his wife, Frances L. Brashares; his children, Jeffrey (Alyssa) Brashares, Jake (Raeanna) Brashares, James (Natalie) Brashares, and Deanna (Dwayne) Smith; 4 grandchildren, Clara, Sophie, Emma, and Logan Brashares; a brother, Jason Brashares; and 2 sisters, Victoria Brashares and Deborah Joy Singer.  He was preceded in death by his parents, C.L. and Celestina (Lopez) Smith; and a brother, Cephas Smith.

     Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home, 112 W. Main St. Peotone, IL on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., Father Roger Kutzner officiating.  A prayer service will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 8:30 a.m.  Committal service and military honors will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.  Memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family.

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Visitation

Thursday, June 15, 2023

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home

112 W. Main St, PO Box 1048, Peotone, IL 60468

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Starts at 8:00 pm (Central time)

Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home

112 W. Main St, PO Box 1048, Peotone, IL 60468

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Prayer Service

Friday, June 16, 2023

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112 W. Main St, PO Box 1048, Peotone, IL 60468

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Burial

Friday, June 16, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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