John J. LaPorte
John J. LaPorte 2017 John J. LaPorte, 68, of Garden Prairie passed away February 13, 2017, surrounded by his family. John was born in Chicago to Joseph and Catherine (McLeod) LaPorte. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. On March 24, 1972, he married Susan J. Sudeikis in Chicago. John was a meat cutter for National Tea Company, Sentry Foods, Meijer Foods, and Pacemaker Foods. He is survived by his wife, Susan J. LaPorte; children, Richard (Jaclyn) LaPorte, Jennifer (Rizik) Mohammad, and Justin LaPorte; grandchildren, Isabella and Khloe LaPorte, Noah, Cordelia, and Ramzi Mohammad; and brother, Thomas (Cathy) LaPorte. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Lawrence LaPorte and Margaret Widmer. The family would like to thank the Veterans Assistance Commission of Boone County, Dr. Sharif of the VA Clinic of Rockford, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Heartland Hospice, and Swedish Memorial Medical Clinic in Belvidere. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 16, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. There will be a service at 7 p.m. Interment will be at noon Friday, February 17, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans Assistance Commission of Boone County, 130 South State St., Suite 212, Belvidere, IL 61008. Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com .
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