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Dennis David Bathon of Tamaroa

  • Dennis David Bathon of Tamaroa. OBIT.

    Dennis David Bathon of Tamaroa. OBIT.

updated: 4/14/2021 1:37 PM

Dennis David Bathon, 69, of Tamaroa, lovingly referred to as "Pops" by many, passed away peacefully at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his home.

Dennis was born on May 10, 1951 in Berwyn, Illinois, to David and Genevieve (Zielinski) Bathon.

He was the devoted husband of Deborah (Miller) for 47 years; and the dear brother of Jacqueline Schnulle and her husband Gerald, and Carol Michalik and her companion George Pawalk.

He was a loving father to daughters Dyan (Daniel) Quinn, Dawn (Robert Vondras) Bathon and daughter-in-law Tanya Tocheck; grandchildren Wyatt Vondras, Kelly Bathon, Logan Bathon and Avery Gowin; and a cherished uncle to his nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his beloved son Dennis David Bathon Jr., brother David Bathon Jr. who died in infancy, and Carol Michalik's husband Francis "Buddy."

Dennis was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tamaroa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tamaroa with Fr. Joseph Oganda officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa. Everyone in attendance is required to wear a mask and asked to use social distancing guidelines.

Burial will be in the St. Charles Cemetery at Du Bois, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorials to the St. Charles Cemetery, which will be accepted at the funeral home.

For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit