John Grathwohl, 80, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
John was born on October 30, 1937, in Decatur, IL the son of Albert and Mary Jean (Pope) Grathwohl. He married Patricia Cooper on March 23, 1963, she survives in Mt. Pulaski.
John is also survived by his sons, Greg (Teresa) Grathwohl and Todd (Elaina) Grathwohl; his step-grandchildren, Logan and Bella; his sister, Janice Colvin, of Quincy; and his brother, Richard Grathwohl, of Nebraska.
John was preceded in death by his parents.
John proudly served his country in the US Army from 1959-1961, he served in Germany for 17 months. He was very active at Zion Lutheran Church and School; where he served in various positions. John was a brick mason, laborer, and foreman from 1961-1975. John retired as a livestock and grain farmer after 38 years. He enjoyed country western dance, woodworking, and playing Pinochle with his family.
Services for John will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Jonathan Beuscher officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018, also at the church. Burial will follow the services at Steenbergen Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to Zion Lutheran Church or School. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski, IL.