1937 John 2015

John Armbrust

March 25, 1937 — November 19, 2015

John Parker Armbrust, 78, of Peoria, passed away at 9:05 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at his home.
John was born on March 25, 1937 in Forest City, a son of George and Irene (Bortell) Armbrust. They preceded him in death, along with two brothers, Mick and Kenny, and a sister, Ruth Waugh. He married Beverly Kelley on July 21, 1957 at Unity Church of Peoria.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Peoria; son, Robin (Lorrel) Armbrust of Metamora; granddaughters, Kristin (Adam) Rainville and Laura (Randall) Roby, all of Lakewood, CO; grandson, Jacob Armbrust of Metamora; and brother, Elmer (Rosanne) Neikirk of Peoria.
John graduated from Woodruff High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Air Force from July 13, 1956 to April 15, 1960. He retired as a Meteorologist in 1991, after thirty-three years with the National Weather Bureau in Peoria, Michigan and Alaska.
He was a member and past President of the Radnor Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed reading, history and traveling, especially to Mexico and Hawaii. Christmas was his favorite time of the year and his grandchildren brought him joy.
A memorial visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria. Interment will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Toys for Tots or the Salvation Army Tree of Lights.

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