Mr. John Louis Katcher, 91, of Jeisyville passed away at 6:25 P.M. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Taylorville.
He was born in Kincaid, IL October 18, 1923 the son of Gusty P. and Agnes S. (Truhlik) Katcher. Mr. Katcher married Anna Louise Cook August 9, 1946 in Divernon, IL and she preceded him in death March 14, 2001.
Mr. Katcher was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Kincaid where he once served as an Alter Boy. Johnny, as he was affectionately known by many, served in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II. He worked 30 years at Allis Chalmers in Springfield retiring in 1978 as a foreman. Johnny is a former member of the American Legion in Kincaid, IL and was known locally as a Small Engine Repair Expert. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Surviving are a son John D. (Pamela) Katcher of Jeisyville, IL 2 daughters Alyce Andrighetti of Jeisyville and Susan (Charles) Prince of Kincaid, IL 7 grandchildren Jeannette Barlow, Jennifer Goeschel, Jarod Katcher, Alysha Goeschel, Johnny Lee Katcher, James Katcher, Carley Prince, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers Joseph (Beverly) Katcher of Alburquerque, NM and August Katcher of New Berry Springs, CA. along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Anna Louise.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL. Visitation will be held for one hour before his services. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pawnee, IL.