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David L. Vandewarker: 1953-2017


STREATOR — David L. Vandewarker, 64, of Streator, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, at his home.

A celebration of David’s life will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 16, at Elias Funeral Home. Full military rites will be accorded after the service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Elias Funeral Home.
Born July 25, 1953, in Streator, he was the son of Leo and Betty (Dickinson) Vandewarker. He married Sandra Rexroat in February 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy, of Streator; children, Faith (Sean) Stephenson, of Vail, Ariz., Laura (Justin) Hayward, of St. Charles, Emily Vandewarker, of Marseilles, and David Vandewarker, of Spring Hill, Fla.; and grandchildren, Makalya, Samantha Stephenson, Nicholas Hayward and Alexia Vandewarker. He also is survived by three brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Tootsie and Axel.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Richard, William and Deborah.
Dave attended local grade schools and Streator High School. He served in the United States Army.
He was a welder at Vactor Manufacturing, retiring in 2015.
Dave was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He operated two antique stores in Streator and loved antiquing and eBay.
Memorials may be made to the Dave Vandewarker family.
You can sign the guest book for Dave at
Elias Funeral Home
208 N. Park St., Streator, IL 61364

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