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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Elton Monken, age 96, born Aug. 26, 1920, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Elton was born and raised in Shiloh, Ill. and was a long time resident of a Glen Ellyn community, formerly named "The Meadows".
He was a lifelong Cubs baseball fan who was blessed to see his dream come true with the Cubs becoming 2016 World Series Champions! He lived his life to the fullest, had an incredibly warm heart and he put everyone before himself. His life impacted so many other lives and we were all blessed to have had him in our lives. Elton was a loving and devoted father and grandfather.
Elton was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Amelia, nee Haury, Monken; beloved wife, Genivee Monken; sister in-law, Marie Monken; and brother in-law, Adam Landry.
Surviving are his sons, Wayne (Marie) Monken and Clifford (Jill) Monken; siblings, Vernon Monken and Marilyn Landry; grandchildren, Cassie (Jeffery) Mann, David (fiance Lisa DeMarco) Monken, Cheryl (David) Papeck and Emily "Emmy" Monken; great-grandchildren, Bryon Monken, Jylian Monken, Peyton Monken, Samantha Mann, Dakota DeMarco, Elena and Anna Papeck; great-great grandchildren, Issac Kelley, Alyvia Kelley, Hayleigh Hulsey and Thomas Hyde; expected great-great grandchild, Ensley Mann; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Peace Hospice & Palliative Care, 1717 N. Naper Blvd., Suite 301, Naperville, Ill. 60563, www.peacehospice.net. Condolences and tributes may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 South Lincoln Avenue, O'Fallon, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Shiloh Township Cemetery, Shiloh, Ill.
SCHILDKNECHT FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.