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Dennis R Niles

April 6, 1947 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 72)

Dennis Richard Niles

Born: April 6, 1947
Died: September 19, 2019

Dennis Richard Niles, of Harvard, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the age of 72.

He was born April 6, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Walter and Eleanor (nee Gebhardt) Niles.

Dennis was a retired union painter with District Council No. 30. He enjoyed spending his free time fishing, woodworking, and gardening. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Violet; his children, Jeff (Jody) Niles, Laura (Kevin) Lentz, Andrea Rose, Krista Boyens, Caryn (Brad) Blythe; his grandchildren, Kara (Matt), David, Cecelia (Luke), Jeremy, Thomas (Colleen), Luke, Mercedes (Terry), Alexis, Christian, Bradyn; his great-grandchild, Oliva.

The visitation and funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard between the hours of 10 AM to 12 PM.  Burial will be held afterwards at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Harvard, IL.

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For more information call the funeral home at 815-943-5400.

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