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John S. Hadsall, Jr.

January 2nd, 1944 – December 31st, 2016

John S. Hadsall, Jr. age 72 of Normal, Illinois, formerly of Ipava, passed away at 1:03 pm on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his home in Normal. He was born on January 2, 1944 in Canton, IL, the son of John and Virginia (Harding) Hadsall, Sr. On November 24, 1962, John married Phyllis J. Hopping in Ipava, IL. She preceded him in death on May 5, 2016.

John was also preceded in death by his parents..

John was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1963 to 1967. He also was in the US Army reserves, serving in the 733 Maintenance Division in Canton and the Medical Unit in Peoria, with a rank of Sergeant 1st Class.

He worked as a machinist at Caterpillar for 30 years, retiring in 1998. He then worked as a clerk for True Value Hardware in Woodhaven, IL.

John was a member of the Sublette, IL American Legion Post and the UAW Local 974 of East Peoria, IL.

He was an avid St. Louis cardinal fan.

John is survived by his four sons; Brian (and Deborah) of Stanford, IL, Keith of Omaha, NE, Scott (and Jackie) of Benson, IL and Christofer (and Georgi) of Oswego, IL, 5 grandchildren; Matthew (and Ashley), Jacob (and Katie), Danny, Jack, and Connor, 4 great-grandchildren; Logan, Riley, Elowen, and Emmersyn, and 2 sisters, Esther (and Bob) Brush and Rochelle (and Todd) Jones, both of Lewistown, IL.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 5th at 11:00 am at the Berean Christian Church in Ipava. Pastor Doug Krukewitt will officiate. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Ipava Cemetery with military rites provided by the Ipava American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.


January 3rd, 2017

So very sorry for your loss.Remember John from our child hood growing up and as we got older through school years. Sincere sympathy Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.

January 4th, 2017

So very sorry for your loss of your father. Cherish the memories you have in your heart and may they get you through this difficult time. Thinking of you, with prayers and love.
Frank and Nancy Legner

January 4th, 2017

So sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man. Remember all the beautiful memories that you have of him. John and Cathy Hinz

January 5th, 2017

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.John was a good man and a good friend.Cherish the memories.Sincere sympathy Tom Groff

January 5th, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. We have known your whole family our entire lives and lived next door to Johnny and Virginia for years. We have so many fond memories of your family.
David and Kathy Rhodes

January 5th, 2017

Sincerest condolences. John was one of a group of us who went through 12 years of school together. He was a good guy and will be missed.
LCHS Class of 1962

January 7th, 2017

We are very sorry for your loss. While John and Phyllis were at Woodhaven, they were a part of our group and we have many fond memories of both of them. They are definitely missed. The Woodhaven Lakes GoodTimers Club

January 8th, 2017

You have our deepest sympathy. John and Phyllis were very special people to us at wood haven . John and Lorraine pospisil

January 11th, 2017

John and I grew up next door to one an other. He was a great guy. My condolences to the family. Don Smith