John R. Hajostek, Jr., 72, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 11:32 a.m., Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his home.
He was born on September 26, 1947 in Moline, IL, the son of John R. and Shirley (Craft) Hajostek, Sr. John was raised and educated in the Sherrard area and graduated from Sherrard High School in 1965.
John served in the United States Army for three years.
He married Jerrilyn Squire on November 23, 1991 at the Coldbrook Christian Church; she survives.
John worked for many years as a custom applicator for area agricultural companies. He also cut and split firewood for several years. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mushrooming. He was a member of the Monmouth American Legion.
Surviving John is his wife, Jerrilyn Hajostek of Monmouth, IL; two daughters, Alicia (Roger) Anderson of Galesburg, IL, Janet ;two sons, Robert Hajostek of Boden, IL, Jason Hajostek of Montana; one step daughter, Lissa (Josh) Dickerson of Galesburg, IL; and one step son, Dustin Kenney of Oneida, IL. Also surviving is his mother, Shirley Hajostek, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Jim Hajostek.
A Gathering of Family & Friends will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials can be made to the Tree Planting Foundation or the Monmouth American Legion Post 136.
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