John B. Kroot

John B. Kroot, age 86 of Collinsville, IL, born September 20, 1928 in Chicago, IL, passed away at 6:39 pm on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at his residence.

John was a retired financial executive. John attended Northwestern University, and was an Army Korean War Veteran. John was a member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville, IL and the American Legion Post #365 in Collinsville. John enjoyed golfing.  He was awarded the Who’s Who in Finance and Industry in 1982. 

John was preceded in death by his parents, Johannes Martinus Kroot and Johanna nee DeVaan Kroot; a sister, Adriana Anagnos, and a niece Christine LoMonaco. 

John is survived by his wife, Ann L. nee LoMonaco Kroot, whom he married on February 16, 1957; a son, John P. (Rosanne) Kroot of Collinsville, IL; two grandchildren:  Nicole (Dan) Attaway of Caseyville, IL  and David Kroot (fiancee’ Andria Stroud) of Collinsville, IL; a great grandson, Kaden John Attaway; two nieces:  Donna Sheedy and Karen (Larry) Fiket of Brookfield, IL; nephews Bernard (Sue), Philip (Debbie), James (Debbie) and Tony LoMonaco and niece, Cindy (Dan) Rossman, and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062. 

Funeral mass will be at 10am on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 200 N. Lange, Maryville, IL with Father Joseph Havrilka celebrant.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL with full military honors. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and will be received at the funeral home.

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