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Eldon Kingdon

December 22, 1950 — June 14, 2019

Eldon E. Kingdon, 68, of Gridley, died at 12:14 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, IL.
He was born December 22, 1950 in Bloomington, IL to Lester and Laura (Matter) Kingdon. He married Denise Wright on June 10, 1977 in Gridley. She survives.
Also surviving are his two sons, Eric Kingdon of Gridley and Adam (Jenny) Kingdon of El Paso; one brother, Wes "Windy" (Wilha) Kingdon of Gridley; one sister, Alice (Larry) Steward of Gridley; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan and Nate.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Eldon enlisted into the U.S. Army National Guard in Pontiac during the Vietnam War era.
Eldon had a passion for farming since the age of five. Farming was life for Eldon. He has farmed his entire life in the rural Gridley area. He proudly raised champion show hogs for many years, winning top honors at many state fairs. He also loved and followed dirt track racing. He has even sponsored some of the Drivers and teams.
There will be a celebration of life service from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at The American Legion Post #218 in Gridley. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the American Legion. Cremation has been accorded. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, G.E.M.S. or Gridley American Legion Post #218.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at

Visiting Hours

JUN 28. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

Gidley American Legion Post #218
Gridley , IL

Celebration of Life

JUN 28. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Gidley American Legion Post #218
Gridley , IL

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