John James Konwinski, 88, of Minonk, passed away Sunday June 4, 2017, 12:18 am at Evenglow Inn, Pontiac.
Visitation will be Friday June 9, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am. The Rev. Joy Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Minonk TWP Cemetery, where full military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to Evenglow Inn, Pontiac.
John was born April 17, 1929 in Peoria, IL to William A. and Anna M. (Gollon) Konwinski. He married Wilma Ruth Robertson on November 2, 1951 in Bloomington, IL. She preceded him in death on October 28, 1999.
Surviving are his children, Stephen T. (Nancy) Konwinski, of El Paso, Timothy (Debra) Konwinski, of New London, WI, Lisa (Randy) Proffitt, of Dale, TX, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one brother Stanley Konwinski, of Ottawa.
His daughter, Janice Konwinski, sisters, Mary Ann Stokowski and Francis O’Connor and a grandson, Brian Konwinski, preceded him in death
John had retired as a machinist from Caterpillar Tractor Company, East Peoria. After his retirement he continued to work as a driver for Green Tree Pharmacy. He was very skilled at many things. He was able to fix most anything, and was a handyman who did jobs for people in his off time and retirement.
John had served his country in the United State Army during the Korean conflict.