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John E. Moats Obituary
John E. Moats Born: March 26, 1940; Iowa Falls, IA Died: Dec. 8, 2013; Bloomingdale, IL John Edward Moats, age 73, of Johnsburg, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2013. He was born to the late Oscar and Amanda Moats, March 26, 1940, in Iowa Falls, IA. John graduated from Ackley High School, in 1957, and from the Dunwoody Institute of Technology in 1959. He married his high school sweetheart and soul mate, Mary Wolf, in 1960, and they lived in Rapids City, South Dakota, Rochester, Minnesota, Lansing, Michigan, Algonquin, Illinois, Lake Villa, Illinois, Spring Grove, Illinois, and then Johnsburg, Illinois in 2001. John was involved in the automotive industry as a Mechanic and Service Director for 40+ years, and was known for his honesty, integrity, and fairness. To say he loved sports, would be an understatement. He enjoyed golfing, especially with his regular Sunday foursome, the 4 *****les. He relished watching his children and grandchildren compete, and was a regular spectator at many local sporting events. Above all, John truly loved his family. He liked nothing more than discussing the accomplishments of his children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter. He would beam each time he saw them, and always looked forward to the many family gatherings to celebrate holidays, graduations, weddings, birthdays, etc. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer 's Association. John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary; and three children, Cyndi Prosser (Ron) of Johnsburg, Illinois, Stacey Gilbertson of Johnsburg, Mark Moats (Tracey) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Lindsay Wall, Amanda Gilbertson, Nate Prosser, Max Prosser, Taylor Moats, and Grant Moats; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Marie. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013, at Lutheran Church for All Saints in Fox Lake, IL.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Dec. 11, 2013
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