John Meehan Jr.
John “Jack” C. Meehan Jr, 85, of Belleville, IL, born December 18, 1931, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Oak Hill Nursing Home, Waterloo, IL.
Mr. Meehan was an engineer for McDonnell Douglas for more than 25 years prior to his retirement. He was a member at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Belleville, IL, and an United States Air Force and Korean War veteran. Jack was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing, exercising at Kings Point, watching sports on television, and thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren’s sporting activities.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Agnes E., nee Bach, Meehan; a grandson, Freddie Mueller; a granddaughter, “Widget”, in infancy; and a brother, Gerald Meehan.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Roberta L., nee Leiner, Meehan, whom he married on August 9, 1952;
his children, Michael J. Meehan, of Belleville, IL,
Barbara J. (Barry) Mueller of Columbia, IL,
Timothy P. Meehan, of Waterloo, IL,
Richard E. Meehan of University City, MO,
and David J. (Karen) Meehan of Waterloo, IL;
five grandchildren, Brian, Brett, and Blake Mueller,
and Chloe and Connor Meehan;
nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis MO 63110, Althoff Catholic High School, or Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Special thanks to Dr. M. Ushe, staff at both Oak Hill Nursing Home and Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you all are very close in every thought and prayer.
Jim,, Mary Ann and Katie Hovis, Belleville, IL, 62221
So sorry to read of Jack's passing. Cherish the memories.
Gary Hopfinger, Lake Placid, FL, 33852
Condolences to all the Meehan family.
Dave & Sandy Shannahan
Dave & Sandy Shannahan, Belleville, IL, 62223
Tim & Dave,
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Know that he is now at peace and with our Heavenly Father. You and your family are in our prayers.
Joyce & Jim Russell, Waterloo, il, 62298
Condolences to you and all your family on the loss of your father. You will be in our prayers.
Mike and Jean McAnally, O'Fallon, IL, 62269
Dear Meehan Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Jack. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kevin McCarkel, Belleville, IL, 62220
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during these times.
Pat & Bill Bloemker
Bill Bloemker, Ballwin,, MO, 63011-1574
Roberta and entire famly,
Jack will certainly be missed by everyone bu never forgotten. I trust he is fishing in HEAVEN.
Dave and Debbie Maassen said to give you their best.
We will be fishing again, Jack. You gave me a lot of great memmories.
George & Dodi Edinger, Wright City, Missouri, 63390
Jack was a dear, dear friend and will be greatly missed. He was a gentle soul who wanted nothing more than to give and help anyone he could.
Donna Gettemeier, Sun City, California, 92586