PEORIA - John Patrick Cassidy, formerly of Peoria, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa.
He was born Oct. 13, 1936, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Leo and Clara (Buelow) Cassidy.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army.
John was united in marriage to Norma Knipper on July 29, 1961.
John worked for Ferguson Enterprises and related companies for 36 years, retiring in 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; and their children, Kristyn Tjaden, Sean Cassidy, Bridgitt Pauly, Molly Petersen, Matthew Cassidy, Megan Crider, Margaret Mysogland and Kathryn Rhinehart; 26 grandchildren; and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian burial will be at 12 noon Friday, Nov. 23, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until Mass time at the church. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Rock Island Arsenal.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Vianney Church, Loras College or Women's Choice Center.
Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.