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John R. Monce

May 15, 1938 April 26, 2017
John R.  Monce
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John R. Monce, 78, of West Peoria passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 15, 1938 in Peoria to John S. and Helen Gertrude Cole Monce. He married Frances Nelson September 23, 1961; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Mark (Ana) Monce, Susan (Christian) Monce, William (Roxanne) Monce; grandchildren, Jacob Cotton, Payton Monce, Aiden Monce, Mason Monce, Ashley George, Aaron George; great grandchildren, Sophia Cotton, Grit Cotton; sister, Antonia (Ian) Wallis; nephews, Michael Wallis, Christopher Wallis and niece, Kristen Daniel. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Monce and nephew, Jeffrey Nelson. John served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee. He worked for Caterpillar for 30 years, retiring in 1994. He was a master builder and pilot of radio controlled model airplanes; he was one of the earliest members of Peoria R/C Modelers Club and current member of Pekin R/C Modelers Club. Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church 10720 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61615. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care or St. Jude’s in his name.

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