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Henry (Bud) Geuvens

August 3, 1945 September 3, 2014
Henry (Bud) Geuvens
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Henry Harold “Bud” Geuvens age 69, of East Peoria passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at OSF Richard L Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born Aug. 3, 1945 in Frost, TX to Henry and Francys (Faullin) Geuvens. He married Linda Mullis on May 27, 1983, in Pekin. She survives, along with four children, Bill (Melissa) Geuvens of Eureka, Chris (Bobbi) Mullis of Pekin, Kim (Eric) Shane of Pekin, and Melinda Palmieri of Canton and ten grandchildren, four brothers, Paul “Mike” (Connie) Geuvens of Mt. Vernon, Daniel (Jeralyn) Geuvens of Bowling Green, KY, Patrick Geuvens of Bedford, TX, Timothy Geuvens of Peoria, two sisters, Donna (Ronald) McMahan of Woodlawn and Mary Pilon of Peoria, and many nieces and nephews and last but not least his beloved Shitzu, Princess. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bud attended Spaulding High School and later transferred to Richwoods. He retired from Caterpillar after 30 years and worked another 8 years at Auto Zone in East Peoria. Bud was a talented man and could teach himself just about anything, including building a computer, restoring antique radios, painting cars, racing cars, taxidermy, hunting, fixing or building anything for the house. If he didn’t know how to do it, he would figure it out. Lack of a college education was never an issue for Bud. Is his younger days, Bud enjoyed racing cars; first it was drag racing then came stock cars. He also liked to hunt with his trusted Labrador, Bullet. Painting cars was also a passion of his. When he could no longer race, he let someone else race his car. He loved being at the track and down in the pits. Once that was no longer possible, he would watch drag racing or NASCAR on TV. Two of his favorite racers were John Force and Jeff Gordon. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. But the thing people will probably remember most about Bud was his laugh. When he laughed, everyone took notice, he had a deep come from the belly laugh and you couldn’t help but laugh right along with him. And of course his deep voice that only God knows where that came from. Wonder how many times he was asked “Have you always had that deep voice?” You see Bud was a slight man, but he had a big voice and a big heart. The world will be a little more quiet without him. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, September 14th at 224 Turnron Place, East Peoria from 2 – 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the OSF Richard L Owens Hospice Home in Peoria or the American Cancer Society.

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