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Vincent N. Drnjevic

April 29, 1967 — June 26, 2022

Vincent N. Drnjevic, 55, of Taylorville, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at his home.

Vincent was born April 29, 1967, in Taylorville, the son of Francis A. and Mary L. (Willer) Drnjevic, Jr. He graduated from Taylorville High School with the class of 1985 and began working as a meat cutter for Schnuck’s in Bloomington. Vincent then transferred to the Springfield location where he was currently employed. He was an avid John Wayne fan, loved playing bocce ball, and was a Bagna Cauda making champion. Vincent was a member of the Knights of Columbus #2120 in Taylorville.

He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, Norman and Edna Willer; and paternal grandparents, Francis and Virginia Drnjevic.

Vincent is survived by his mother, Mary L. Drnjevic of Taylorville; brother, Francis A. (wife, Wendy) Drnjevic III of Girard; nephews, Robert and Ryan; great nephew, Lucas; aunts, Karen Willer and JoMarie Warren, both of Taylorville; uncles, Denny (wife, Laura) Drnjevic and Martin (wife, Rose) Willer, both of Findlay; several cousins; good friends, Mary and Mel; and his two cats, Reno and Geno.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, Ill., 62568.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the funeral home with Rev. Rodney Blomquist officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Christian County Animal Control, 300 S. Baughman Rd, Taylorville, Ill., 62568, or the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284.

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  1. Victor Nollen White on June 28, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Vince and I were neighbors and in the same Boy Scout troop some years ago. Vince was a great guy and a good friend. My deepest condolences to his family.

    • Janis Baird on June 29, 2022 at 11:51 am

      Vince had a great sense of humor. He could always make me laugh, he always had a joke to tell. Last time I seen Vince
      he had some homemade moonshine he said it was smooth, I think you could have ran a boat off of it. Definitely had a kick to it.
      Vince will definitely be missed.
      My deepest sincerest condolences to the family.

    • Jeanetta Huebner on June 29, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      We are sorry for your loss

  2. Revenue Guards on June 30, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Francis, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Brother. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. God Bless.

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