John Haney, 73, of Vienna, IL, passed away at 4:15 am on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY. He was born on January 27, 1943 in Peoria, IL, the son of John and Audrey (David) Haney. John married Linda Aberle on February 2, 1980 in Mackinaw, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are his 4 sons – Chris (and Susan) Haney of Waterloo, IL, Mark Haney of Tampa, FL, Sean (and Traci) Haney of DuQuoin, IL and Kevin (and Alecia) Haney of Marine City, MI. Grandchildren – Joshua Haney, Gabrielle Weis, Blaik Haney, Natascha Haney, Grace Haney, Dawson Haney and Shaylen Haney. Sister – Sara (and Rod) Boynton of Morton, IL, Nieces and nephew – Gwen Nicholas, Phillips Nicholas, Suzanne McCoy, Shelly Johnson and Carrie Cadieux.
John is preceded in death by his daughter, Angie Aberle, son, Bryon Aberle and his sister, Jane Bowcott.
He was a Vietnam War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1965.
John retired as a Millwright. He was also a talented woodworker who built a hand-hewn log home that was featured in many national magazines. Additionally, he enjoyed building quality furniture, flying ultralight airplanes and spending time with family – particularly when everyone joined him in singing his favorite county music.
Graveside services will be held in the Vermont Cemetery in Vermont, IL at 12:45 pm on Saturday, October 8, 2016, with full military rites provided by the Vermont American Legion. A visitation will take place from 11 am to 12 noon at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Memorials may be made to the VFW.