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John Gregory Cimei

May 22, 1951 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

John Cimei Obituary

John Gregory Cimei, 72 of McNabb passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023 in his home, after a hard fought battle with cancer surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.  Fire Department and Emergency personnel will have a walk through at 2:00 p.m.

Service will be on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home.  Pastor Darren Jones will officiate.  Cremation rites have been accorded.

John was born on May 22, 1951 in LaSalle to George and Betty (King) Cimei.  He married Kathleen Ann Brown on May 27, 1971 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hennepin.

He graduated from Putnam County High School and attended IVCC .  He worked for Knauf Implement and Tower Equipment until he retired and then worked for JMX Helicopter.

John was on the McNabb Fire Department and Ambulance Service for 50 years.  He was on the Putnam County Board, the Putnam County Youth Board and Marshall Putnam Fair Board.

His hobbies included fishing, family time at the cabin, farming, gardening, tinkering, mechanics and going to auctions with John Laugal.

He was generous, hard working, social and kind.  He was never afraid to show the love he had for his family and friends.  He never knew a stranger and left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy of McNabb; mother-in-law, “GrannyAnnie” Ann Brown of Hennepin; one daughter, Jennifer (Robert) Ellena of Princeton; two sons, Steven (Janet) Cimei of LaSalle and Jason (Amy) Cimei of Mark; six grandchildren, Brianna Ellena (Matthew Nation), Spencer (Ashley) Cimei, Taylor Cimei (Colton Jackson), Gianna Ellena, Gavin Cimei and Guiliana Cimei; two great-granddaughters, Shane Rounds and Sloane Nation; brothers, Tony (Diane) Cimei of McNabb, George (Pam) Cimei of Varna, Randy (Debbie) Cimei of Williamsfield; one sister, Shelly (Larry) Erjavsek of Cedar Point; brothers, Jeff King and Tim (Michelle) King; friends, John Laugal, Greg Jamison, Jack Kraft and many more.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, uncles and aunts, father-in-law, Harvey Brown, his brother-in-law, Chris Christensen, his sister-in-law, Diane Hundley; and his nephews, Tony Cimei Jr. and Austin Brown.

Donations may be made to the McNabb Fire Department.

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December 2, 2023

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

December 2, 2023

2:00 PM
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