Timothy L. Pakenham


MENDOTA - Timothy L. “Tim” Pakenham, 64, of Mendota passed away Nov. 12, 2020 at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota with Rev. Susan Presley officiating. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family.

Tim was born Jan. 24, 1956 in Mendota to Daniel and Lillian (Krizel) Pakenham.

Survivors include two daughters, Kelly (Evan) Donahue of Cape Canaveral, Fla. and Lyndsey (Jose) DeLao of Mendota; three grandchildren, Kya, Aliya and Kannon DeLao, all of Mendota; and two brothers, John (Bonnie) Pakenham of Mendota and Edward “Punk” Pakenham of Triumph.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Danny and Joe; and his beloved dog, Charity.

Tim grew up on the family farm in Triumph. After attending Mendota High School, he began working for the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department in Ottawa. He was a deputy from 1978 until his retirement in 2007. After his retirement, he worked at Precision Auto Wash in Mendota where he thoroughly enjoyed staying busy and interacting with old and new friends. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle in his spare time.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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