John Stone


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 5:36 pm
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John W. Stone, "Mr. Right," 75, Rockford, Ill., formerly of Moline, passed away on Nov. 11, 2012.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, Ill. Pastor Jennifer Meyer will be officiating. There will be a visitation two hours prior, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to Favre 4 Hope.
He was born on Sept. 8, 1937, to John E. Stone and Mary M. Stone (Russell) in Eldorado, Ill. John married Joan Liske on June 30, 1956.
He was employed as a car salesman at Speedway Auto Mall until his retirement in 2005.
He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. John was an lifelong Green Bay Packer fan and all-around sportsman. John was a volunteer football coach, baseball coach and referee. He also enjoyed fishing, gambling and the horse races.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Joan; his children, Susan (Kevin) Jensen, John (Debra) Stone, Mick Stone, Judy (Denny) Hybarger, Donald (Mandy) Stone, Tom (Sue) Stone and MaryJo (Joe) Meier. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna (Larry) Crum; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sally Stone; an infant sister; and his mother-in-law, Millie Liske.
Online condolences can be submitted to www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com.












 




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