John J. Monhead, age 72, of Cornell passed away Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the Marquette General Hospital following a brief illness.
John was born February 28, 1934 in Munising to John and Betty (Craft) Monhead. He worked in the woods as a piece cutter and at saw mills all his life. His work took him to the Marquette area and later he settled down in Cornell. He was united in marriage to Adah Borchert on October 15, 1955 in Marquette, MI. John and Adah have lived in Cornell since 1990. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with family and friends. John was known for his kindness and always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Including his wife Adah, John is survived by:
4 Sons: Edward (Debbie) Monhead of Gladstone; Michael Monhead of Cornell; David (Samantha) Monhead of Marquette; Leonard Anderson of Fort Myers, FL
2 Daughters: Marlene LaMarche of Escanaba; Barbara (Al) Weber of Molalla, OR
19 Grand children
26 Great Grandchildren
5 Brothers: Ernie Monhead of Munising; Bill (Cindi) Monhead of Florence, WI; Jim Monhead of Marquette; Fred (Katrina) Monhead of Oregon; Roger Monhead of Oregon
4 Sisters: Shirley (Warren) Bruce of Munising; Rosie (Bernie) Macki of Marquette; Susie (Otto) Borchert of Rock; Beatrice (Bob) Doyen of Gwinn
Numerous nieces and nephews
2 Brother-in-laws: Robert (Peggy) Borchert of Redman, KY; David (Cecilia) Borchert of Oregon
5 Sister-in-laws: Rebecca (John) Thompson of Negaunee; Helen Novacheck of Menominee; Maryland (Ray) Charlier of Hermansville; Shirley Russell of Escanaba; Rita Mazzi
John was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Sam and Bob Monhead and a great granddaughter, Ruby Lynn Monhead.
The family of John J. Monhead will receive friends on Thursday, February 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 at theSkradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Art Kievit, Agape Ministries Church, officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Agape Ministries Church. John will be laid to rest in Rock Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Monhead family.