John E. McGuire, age, 84, of Watseka passed away at 1:57pm on Saturday August 24, 2013 at Piper City Living Center in Piper City. He was born on September 3, 1928 in Piper City, IL a son of John and Genevieve Gain McGuire. He married Marilyn Derr in Chatsworth on August 8, 1953 and she preceded him in death on May 5, 2004.
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Survivors include 1 son- Steve (Lana) McGuire of Houston, TX; 2 daughters-Margo Lucido of Florissant, MO and Marla (Greg) Fuesting of St. Charles, MO; 1 brother-Francis "Butch" McGuire of Piper City and 1 sister-Peg Bargemann of Piper City. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother-Bob McGuire.
John was a member of St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Watseka, Watseka American Legion, Watseka Elks Lodge, and Knights of Columbus. He was a truck driver for many years and worked for D.E. Lynch Construction as a heavy equipment operator. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Funeral services will be held at St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Watseka on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 10:00 am with Fr. Michael Powell officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-7pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with a Vespers service at 6:45pm. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka with graveside military rites to be conducted by Watseka American Legion Post 23 and Iroquois County VFW Post 7450.
Memorials may be made to
, American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or Passages Hospice.
Please sign the guestbook at knappfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Times Republic on Aug. 26, 2013