John Edward Aldrich
09/02/1927 - 03/31/2012
Memorials can be made to the family
John Edward Aldrich, 84, of Kewanee, Il. died at 3:45 P.M. Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo.
John was born September 2, 1927 in Nolting, Il. the son of Dempsey and Carrie (Ball) Aldrich.
John married Donna Jean Hoopes on July 14, 1956 in Galesburg, Il. She preceded him in death on January 22, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son Samuel at birth, eight brothers and one sister.
Surviving are four daughters Cynthia (Jerry) Bergren of Kewanee, Maelene (David) Walton of Kewanee, Patricia (David) Robb of Wheatland, Wyoming, Stacie (Kevin) Doyle of Kewanee, three sons James (Angela) Aldrich of Kewanee, John (Melody) Aldrich of East Moline, Richard (Rachell) Aldrich of Kewanee, 22 grand children, 14 great grandchildren and one brother Delmar Aldrich of Centralia, Il.
John was employed for 18 years at Murray Industries in Galva and 18 years as a welder at Pines Trailer Co. in Kewanee prior to retiring in the early 1990’s.
John was a die hard St Louis Cardinal fan. He enjoyed reading a good western by Zane Grey or Louis L’amour. John also enjoyed a good plate of ribs and spending time with his family.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-6 P.M. on Wednesday the 11th at the funeral home. Private family inurnment will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.