1938 Eldon 2015

Eldon Schoon

October 14, 1938 — September 22, 2015

Eldon Lee Schoon, 76, of Roanoke, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (Sept 22, 2015).

A funeral mass will be held at 10am Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, with Msgr
Charles Beebe celebrating the mass. Visitation will be from 5 to 7pm Thursday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home, Roanoke, where a prayer vigil will be held at 4:30pm. Additional visitation will be held from 9:30-10:00am prior to the services at the church on Friday. Interment will be in the Roanoke Township Cemetery, Roanoke. Memorials may be made to Roanoke Ambulance, St. Joseph Catholic Church or American Diabetes Association.

Eldon was born October 14, 1938, in Peoria, to Rudy and Leta Reents Schoon. He graduated from Benson High School.

Eldon married Janet R. Hahn on November 4, 1961, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Metamora. She survives in Roanoke.

Also surviving are his daughters, Janel (Rick) Ford, Roanoke; and Angela (Tim) Miracle, Bloomington; one son, Perry (Kelly) Schoon, Normal; one sister, Verla (Robert) Hinton, Springfield; one grandson, Trenton (Molly) Ford, Carterville; and three granddaughters, Kendra (Tom Meismer) Ford, Bloomington; Rylee Schoon, Normal; and Sawyer Schoon, Normal.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Eldon had a strong work ethic and was a machinist by trade. He retired from Monarch Manufacturing in East Peoria in 1992. He was raised on a farm near Washburn where his love of farm machinery turned into an adult hobby of buying, collecting, and rebuilding toy farm equipment. He was the proud owner of over 2,000 toy farm tractors which he was only too happy to show off. His knowledge of toy farm tractors was encyclopedic. He loved spending time with his family and especially with his wife, Jan, exploring all the local restaurants. His was the epitome of a simple life and he lived it gracefully. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

Tributes and condolences may be made at knappjohnsonharris.com.


SEP 24. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561

Funeral Mass

SEP 25. 10:00 AM (CDT)

St. Joseph Catholic Church
Roanoke, IL

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