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John Michael Nemeth, Jr.

July 8, 1949 March 3, 2019
John Michael Nemeth, Jr.
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Obituary for John Michael Nemeth, Jr.

John Michael Nemeth Jr., age 69 of Golconda, Illinois passed away on March 3, 2019 at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY.
John was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late John Michael and Ann Laverne (Shultz) Nemeth on July 8, 1949. He married Ruth Kenna on July 8, 1968, she survives.
John started as a garbage man for the Village of Summit in 1969 at the age of 19 and worked his way to the water department. He began working for the Summit Fire Department in 1970 and retired as the Summit Fire Chief in 2004 but was still active on the department until 2016. John was an EMT for Village of Summit from 1975-2016 and on police department from 1979 – 2016. In 1979 he started coming to Southern Illinois to hunt and fish where he fell in love and ultimately retired to Golconda, Illinois. John became active for Pope and Hardin County Ambulance from 2015 – 2018; Pope County Rural Fire from 2015 – 2019; Golconda Fire Department from 2016 – 2019.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth Nemeth; four children, John (Christina) Nemeth, III, Jeff (Lisa) Nemeth, Brandi (Arthur) Hunt, Jim (Amy) Nemeth; nineteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three siblings, Larry (Linda) Nemeth, Donna (Glen) Oberg, Leonard Nemeth.
Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday March 9, 2019 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. The family will receive guests from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm. Visit alyfh.com to leave an online condolence or sign the guest book.
Memorials may be made to: Pope County Rural Fire, PO Box 27, Golconda, IL 62938


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Mar

11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3/9/2019 1:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Mar

1:00 PM 3/9/2019 1:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pope County Rural Fire Department PO Box 27 Golconda, Illinois 62938

Pope County Rural Fire Department PO Box 27 Golconda, Illinois 62938
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