Perry Lee Friddle

Perry Lee Friddle, age 77 of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Peotone, IL, born September 29, 1940 in Joliet, IL, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Perry retired in 2014 as the Chief of Police of Marine, IL after 50 years in public service. He had more than 28 years experience in law enforcement before coming to Marine in 1991. After a six-year stint with the U.S. Army, Perry went to work with the Wilmington, IL Police Department, where he worked two years. He then accepted a job with the Will County Sheriff’s Department, where he spent 24 years. He and his wife then moved to Collinsville, where he planned to retire. He served a short stint with the Livingston Police Department before switching to Marine.  As a way to relax, Perry enjoyed fishing.

Perry was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Louis and Treva nee Hidlebaugh Friddle; a daughter, Kimberly; a granddaughter, Jennifer; and son-in-law, Alan.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy “Jan” nee Nicklas Friddle, whom he married June 3, 1970; a son, Dennis (Joy) Kinney of Crete, IL; two daughters: Katherine Knickrehm of Peotone, IL and Vicki (Scott) Bennett of Dubach, LA; six grandchildren: Rachael (Canaan) Ozan, Kristofer (Stephanie) Kinney, Stefanie Kinney, Brianna (Daniel) Neal, Alicia (Jonathan) Kendra, and Stephen Knickrehm; seven great grandchildren: Brandon, Vash, Tessa, Aiden, Braylin, Jennifer and Aria; one great granddaughter on the way, Evelyn; a sister, Mary Lou Friddle of Michigan City, IN; four brothers: Leonard (Linda) Friddle of Coal City, IL, Tom (Lu) Friddle of Rockdale, IL, Mike (Judy) Friddle of Coal City, IL, and Charles (Sherita) Friddle of Wilmington, IL; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be 12 noon to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at First Baptist Church O’Fallon, 1111 E. US Hwy 50, O’Fallon, IL.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 pm following the visitation with Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Burial will be 2:30 pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church O’Fallon, American Cancer Society, or Wilmington VFW Honor Guard Post 5422 and will be received at the visitation.

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