Denis T. Mackessy, 83, of Oglesby died at 2:05 a.m. Oct. 7 in La Salle HealthCare Center.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby, with the Rev. Neil King, assistant pastor of Mighty Word Church in La Salle, officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Ce-metery, Ton-ica.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Mr. Mackessy was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Bloomington to Denis and Ella (Lynch) Mackessy. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He graduated from University of Notre Dame and then entered the seminary.

He married Donna (Rose) Sittnick on Feb. 26, 1992, in Nashville, Tenn.

He and his wife started a prison ministry. He was a member of the Prison Ministry Association and Oglesby Elks Lodge 2360.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of Oglesby; one stepson, Patrick Sittnick of Nashville: one niece and nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

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