September 23, 1960 – September 30, 2018
Jeffry Mark Ping. 58 of Tolono, passed away at 3:57 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. surrounded by his family.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 4, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tolono with Rev. Fredi Gomeztorres officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Tolono. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Freese Funeral Home, Tolono with rosary at 4:30 PM. Memorials may be made to Prairielands Council BSA.
Mr. Ping was born September 23, 1960 in Olney, a son to Perry and Wanda Eubank Ping. He married Jeanette Steber on April 16, 1983 at St. Joseph Church, Olney; she survives. He graduated from Newton High School in 1978 and then Lincoln Trail Junior College, Robinson. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tolono and Knights of Columbus, Philo. He worked in the structural steel business since 1981. In 2001, he became President and Owner of Kurland Steel, Urbana. He was on the board of directors for the Central Fabricators Association. He was Scout Master of Troop 66 of Pesotum for 15 years. He was also Vice-President of Property on the Board for the Prairielands Council BSA. He was an EMT and Captain on the Pesotum Fire Department for 15 years. He enjoyed the outdoors including sporting clay and trap shooting, fishing, hunting, and camping. He also enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and was a Fighting Illini Fan. His greatest love was for his family; his children and grandchildren.
Mr. Ping is survived by his wife, Jeanette; mother, Wanda Ping of Oblong; five children, Jared (Erin) Ping, Jackie (Donnie) Munds, Joel (Mallory Becker) Ping, Jana Ping, and Julia Ping, all of Tolono; two grandchildren, Jonah and Audrey Ping, eight siblings, Sharon (Don) Fitzmaurice of Willow Hill, Jim (Nancy) Ping of Oblong, Joe (Betty) Ping of Huntington Beach, CA, Jerry (Sarah) Ping of Oblong, Pam (Roger) Jordan of Oblong, Judy Hanson of Franklin, TN, John (Renate) Ping of Tolono, and Jack Ping of Newton.
He was preceded in death by a son Jamie Ping and his father.