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John May


1935 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
John May Obituary
John E. May John E. May, age 78, of Woodstock, passed away November 10, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born November 8, 1935 to Edmund and Rose (Jung) in Spring Grove. On November 29, 1959 he married Nancy Porpe at St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock. John was in the US Army from October 1954 until August 1956, and served as a Post Master General during the Korean War. He belonged to St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hartland for many years. He was a member of the Harvard Moose and The Knights of Columbus. He was a dairy farmer for 49 years and bred red and white Holsteins. Dairy farming and sports was his life. He was a die hard cubs fan. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy; a son, Brad (Amy) May; a daughter, Bonnie L. Foster; two grandchildren, Hannah and Elizabeth May; two brothers, Tony (Ann) May, Gordin May (Char Hansen); three sisters, Ann (Tom) Lalor, Mary (Butch) Leonard and Rose (Ronald)Traven; two brothers, in law Roger (Kathy) Prope and Jerry Henricks. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sisters, Barbara Hendricks and Susan (James) Cameron; and a son in law, Ken Foster. The visitation will be Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 3:00-7:00pm, at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. A prayer service will be held at 6:00pm. All other services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O.Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112. For more information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710 or visit our website at www.slmcfh.com


Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 12, 2013
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