EAST PEORIA — John B. McCabe, 93, of East Peoria, died at 5:42 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at his residence.
Born in Creal Springs, on April 24, 1919, to Thomas Matthew and Mary Catherine Zimmer McCabe, he married Eleanor Bione Jan. 20, 1947, in Herrin. She preceded him in death on May 24, 2010, in East Peoria. Also preceding him in death were two infant daughters, one grandson; Anthony Roger Pohl, three sisters and two brothers.
John is survived by nine children: Raymond (Eileen) McCabe of Dahinda, Angela (Roger) Pohl of York, S.C., Phyllis (Ken) Minton of Washington, Marilyn (Jeffery) Shepperd of LaVerne, Calif., Daniel (Theresa)McCabe of Dahinda, Ron McCabe of Azusa, Calif., Dolores (Dan) Recar of Morton, Elaine (Paul Sr.) Hunt of Washington, Aileen (Mark) Hamann of East Peoria, 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers; Albert McCabe of East Peoria and
Robert McCabe of Aurora, Colo.; and one sister, Frances (Bernie) Heine of Dunlap.
John served his country in the Marine Corp during World War II. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. He was also honorably discharged from the Civilian Conservation Corp where he served three years in Shawnee National Forest as Senior Foreman.
In 1982 he retired as a fire inspector from Caterpillar Inc. where he worked 35 years. He was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in East Peoria and a former member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor E.L. Grzybowski Council 7580 in East Peoria.
There will be a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in East Peoria and also one half hour prior to the service at the church. The family will pray the Rosary on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton.
Military rites will be performed by both active duty soldiers and Tazewell Military Rites Team.
The family would like to thank OSF Hospice for the care they showed their father, and also want to give a heartfelt thanks to Heidi Burmeister for her years of loving care and grandson, Josh Hamann.
Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus, Monsignor E.L. Grzybowski Council 7580 in East Peoria. John’s memorial website may also be found at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where online condolences may also be sent to the family.