Jesse Junior Dabson, 83, Pecatonica, Illinois, died at 10:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at home. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born January 3, 1926 at 406 Main Street, Pecatonica, Illinois, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. and Ruth M. (Mathias) Dabson. Married the former Joan B. Kennedy in Harvard, Illinois on September 24, 1955. Jesse was a lab technician at Dean Foods for 46 years, retiring in 1987. Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the US Army in the infantry. Member of Pecatonica United Methodist Church, VFW Donald Lorraine Tarbet Post #8416, American Legion Eugene J. Barloga Post #197, 62 year member of AW Rawson Masonic Lodge #145 and Valley of Freeport Scottish Rite Mason 32nd Degree. He served the Village of Pecatonica as an alderman for four years and as mayor for 28 years. Graduated from Pecatonica High School, Class of 1944. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include wife Joan Dabson, Pecatonica, Illinois; son Jesse Thomas (Jeanine) Dabson, Rockford, Illinois; daughters Rebecca (Frank) Valenti, Winnebago, Illinois and Kathleen (Pat) McNamer, Davis, Illinois; grandchildren Joseph Axelson, Patrick (Casie) McNamer, Jr., Lindsay McNamer, Giuseppa Valenti, Giovanna Valenti, Caroline Cascio and Theresa Cascio and great grandchildren Kaitlyn and Cole McNamer. He was preceded in death by his parents. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in Pecatonica United Methodist Church, 528 Washington Street with Reverend Amy Poust, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pecatonica Cemetery, Pecatonica, Illinois. McCorkle Funeral Home, 203 W Fifth Street, Pecatonica, Illinois assisted the family with arrangements. A visitation will be held at the church from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 13. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial has been established.