John A. Bertolozzi
Born: March 22, 1928; Rock Falls
Died: February 21, 2021; Rock Falls
ROCK FALLS – John A. Bertolozzi, 92 of Rock Falls, died Sunday February 21, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born on March 22, 1928 in Rock Falls, the son of Edmundo and Eleonora (Bertorelli) Bertolozzi. He was a 1947 graduate of Rock Falls High School and served in the U.S .Army for 3 years. He had worked at International Harvester and Northwestern Steel and Wire.
John attended barber school in 1965 in Chicago. He began barbering in Rock Falls in 1969 in his own shop, and retired in 1993. He married Irma (Lansford) Devers on July 1, 1970, and recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.
He is survived by his wife Irma; their children: Carolyn Jo (Rick) Long of RockFalls, Tony (Lori) Bertolozzi of Prophetstown, Bill (Petra) Bertolozzi ofSavannah, GA, Bob (Rhonda) Devers of Sterling and Linda (Gene) Holmberg of Bettendorf, IA; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gayle L. Ricklefs and son, James A. Bertolozzi.
Visitation forthe public will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. Private family services will follow. Burial will conclude at Coloma Township Cemetery..