Obituary-John E. Gaffey

John E. Gaffey, age 97, of Morrison, IL died Friday, July 5, 2024 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison.
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John was born September 28, 1926 in Sterling, the son of John and Frances Gaffey. He served in the US Army during WWII and later married Evelyn Moorehead on August 24, 1968 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2015. John was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire as a Millwright for many years. He owned and operated Pondarosa RV storage in Rock Falls for almost 50 years.

He is survived by three children, Johnny A. (Brenda) Gaffey, Debbie (Mike) Goodman, and Joe (Brenda) Gaffey; nine grandchildren, Johnny V. Gaffey, Shane A. Gaffey, Donna (Tom) Boonstra, Wess (Jodie) Gaffey, Troy (Julie) Kinion, Jodie Frank, Owen (Erica) Gaffey, Kara (Steven) Guidry, and Kris Gaffey; twenty great grandchildren, Ashley R. Gaffey, Johnny V. Gaffey, Jr., Hannah R. Gaffey, Jakob S. Gaffey, Connor J. Boonstra, Carly K. Boonstra, Aaliyah T. Gaffey, Alyssa N. Gaffey, Alyvia M. Gaffey, Kayla Gaffey, Gage Gaffey, Hallie Kinion, Taylor Kinion, George (Ashton) Wycoff, Trinity Frank, Cheyene (Anthony) Pickens, Braden Gaffey, Harper Gaffey, Hunter Guidry, and Haley Guidry; and one great great grandchild, Eastmon Gaffey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, David Gaffey.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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  1. RIP Uncle Jack. There is so much to your life story. Like your stock car racing. That lot you bought in Ouray Colorado to build your dream home, you loved Colorado! In fact you loved traveling with many trips out west, even eventually hauling a tailer. You outlived your two younger sisters.

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