John E. Guthrie, 89, of Aledo, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.
Services for Mr. Guthrie will be 10:30 am, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Viola Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Avonlea Cottage, Milan.
John was born on July 22, 1930 in Moline, a son of John M. and Rose M. (Elas) Guthrie. He married Bonnie Dennis on December 8, 1951 in Moline.
John served in the U.S. Army and later graduated from the University of Illinois. He taught school at St. Anne, Illinois and later in Cambridge, Illinois. He returned to Viola and was the owner/operator of the Mercer County Stone and Coal Rock Quarry. Later John went into government service at the Mine Safety and Health Agency in Peru, Illinois. When John retired from government service, he returned to Aledo with his wife, Bonnie.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; daughters and sons in law, Deb and Gary Howe, Milan, Sandy and Don Swanson, Rock Island; grandchildren, Matt (Lynn) Swanson, Heather (Nick) Pazoles; great grandson, Cody; nephews, Dave Guthrie and John Guthrie; and a sister in law, June Guthrie, Schaumburg, Illinois.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Guthrie; and a sister in law, Jean Guthrie. Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com
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