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-Dirk Tyson Masonholder-

Dirk Tyson Masonholder, age 21 of Peoria, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 in Peoria.

He was born on November 5, 1988 in Davenport, Iowa to Ross and Barbara Swolley Masonholder.  Dirk was a 2007 graduate of Richwoods High School and just completed his third year at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. During the summer months he worked as a deck hand for the Spirit of Peoria, a job he thoroughly enjoyed.

Dirk is survived by his parents: Ross and Barbara Masonholder of Peoria; his sister: Tabitha (Nathan Lloyd) Masonholder of Peoria; his brother: Dylan Masonholder at home; a nephew: Daniel Lloyd, his maternal grandparents: Ronald and Cecelia Swolley of Morton; his paternal grandparents: Ronald and Charlotte Masonholder of Hopewell, three aunts, seven uncles, several great aunts and uncles and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

Cremation will be accorded.

Dirk’s family will be receiving friends from 7:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at University United Methodist Church, 2818 N. University in Peoria.  A Celebration of Dirk’s Life will be at 2:00 P.M.Friday, June 18 at the church with Rev. Paul Arnold officiating.  The family has asked that attire be casual.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 614 NE Madison, Peoria, IL  61603 or the Mental Health Association of Illinois Valley, Inc. for Suicide Prevention, 5407 N. University, Peoria, IL  61614.

Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please view Dirk’s life story at www.schmidthaller.com and to leave tributes and condolences for his family.

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