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John W. Bucy

March 3rd, 1930 – August 16th, 2018

John W. Bucy, age 88 of Astoria, IL, passed away at 3:55 pm on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on March 3, 1930 in Vermont, IL, the son of John and Erma (Horner) Bucy. He married Dorothy Ann "Dot" Schisler on November 20, 1955 in Astoria. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2000.

John was also preceded in death by his grandson Mark Bucy, his step-grandson Mike Belden, step-great-grandson Cole Posey, 2 daughter-in-laws, Pam Bucy and Lynn Bucy, sister Mary June McCormick, six brothers; Otis, Wayne, Ansel, Henry, Clair, and George Bucy, three half-sisters, Dorothy Hughes, Vera Brillhart, and Lela Mendonhall, and three half-brothers, Boyd, Ernest, and Charles Bucy.

He is survived by two sons, Steven Bucy of Table Grove, IL and John Lance Bucy of Astoria, four grandchildren; Ashley Bucy, Bradi (and Monte) Chipman, Amber Bucy, and Jordan Kinkead, his step-grandson Matt (and Erin) Posey, six great-grandchildren; Riley Lynn Weinmann, Kaylynn Bucy, Levi, Evan, and Addison Chipman, and JJ Kinkead, two step-great-grandchildren, Nik Belden and Christin Posey, his brother Eldon (and Bertha) Bucy of Vermont, and his sister Betty Ricketts of Chandler, AZ.

John first worked at Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont. He then went to work for International Harvester in Canton, IL and NAVISTAR in Indianapolis, IN, retiring June 30, 1999.

He was a member of the Army National Guard.

He was a member of the Astoria American Legion Post #25 and the Astoria United Methodist Church. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

He enjoyed flower gardening, mushrooming, fishing, dancing, and in his younger days, playing sports.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 25th at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Reverend Robert Greene will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 24th from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Astoria Toys for Tots in care of the Astoria Fire Department.


August 18th, 2018

Sorry for your loss. I remember John as an outstanding athlete and a very good person.

August 20th, 2018

Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

August 21st, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Maurice has many memories of growing up in the same neighborhood with the bucy family. Maurice and Kathy cox

August 23rd, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Johnning was the youngest uncle and always thought he was so cool. He had all these match books, napkins and hats from all the different places he went. Lots of good memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family Peg Pustelnik