John A. Grassi

John A. Grassi, 53, of Edwards, Ill., passed away at his home on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

John was born Nov. 21, 1960, the son of Mary (Sabino) Grassi and the late Salvatore Grassi.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cheryl Wagenbach, whom he married Sept. 17, 1989, in Princeville, Ill.; his children: Jason Grassi of Magdalena, Mexico, Janelle Grassi of Edwards, Ill., and Clayton Grassi of Edwards, Ill.; sisters: Kathy Moore of Jamestown, N.Y., and Marie Wood of Durham, N.C; his parents-in-law, Lawrence and Elaine Wagenbach of Princeville, Ill.; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Grassi; and brothers-in-law: George Moore and David Caronia.

In 1989, John had a life-changing experience.

He began his walk with our Lord Jesus Christ. He was faithful and showed the love of Jesus Christ, his savior in his life.

John worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company as an engineer for 26 years. He was a loving father, and delighted in spending time with his family. He also loved to sing, and attend different church activities.

A funeral service was held on July 7, 2014, at the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to CVE Magdalena, Mexico, or Apostolic Christian World Relief.