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Gregory "Piggy" Proud

July 26, 1958 March 9, 2021
Gregory "Piggy" Proud
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GREGORY “PIGGY” PROUD, 62, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be a memorial visitation from 1:00 – 3:30 PM Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, followed by military funeral honors. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Piggy was born July 26, 1958 in Clinton, IA to Marvin E. and Eilene E. (Greenwalt) Proud. He was educated in the Fulton, IL schools. Greg served for two years in the U.S. Army Reserve, Troop E 106th Calvary Regiment out of Rock Falls, IL. On March 4, 1988 he married Christine Best in Clinton, IA. Piggy was a CNC Machinist working at P&P Tool in Morrison. He loved riding his motorcycle and was a member of the Big River Chapter 13 ABATE of Illinois motorcycle club. He also enjoyed boating, camping, traveling and tinkering with cars and anything that was mechanical. Recently he found joy in doing model cars. Piggy enjoyed music and guitars, was an animal lover, and had fun telling jokes and stories.

Survivors include one son, Mathew Proud of Scottsdale, AZ; one step daughter, Dana (Rocky) McMahon of Clinton, IA; one step-son, Tyler Engelkins of Morrison; four step grandchildren, Ava, Evan, Jakobi and Riley; four sisters, Joline Kershaw of Christiana, TN, Lynette (Steve) Cassens of Morrison, Christine (Steve) Young of Morrison and Janelle Proud of Fulton; one brother, Lawrence Proud of Maquoketa, IA; six nephews, Jason Steen, Ron Stage, Joshua Proud, Jesse Armstrong, Michael Proud and Stephen Proud; seven nieces, Becky Stage-Webb, Melissa Proud-Hartman, Valerie Young, Elizabeth Dersham, Summer DePover, Danelle Domdey and Joey Young; many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents and one brother, Jeffrey Lawrence Proud.

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Memorial Visitation

Sunday

14

Mar

1:00 PM 3/14/2021 1:00:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3/14/2021 3:30:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Military honors will be held at the funeral home following the memorial visitation.

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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