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John F. Homrig of Blue Mounds

April 6, 2018 by Cristina & Diego | Filed under Obituaries.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Blackhawk Church, 2920 Brader Way, Middleton, WI with Pastor Bill Minser officiating.  Inurnment will be at Mt. Horeb Union Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 500 N 8th St., Mt. Horeb, WI.   A memorial fund will be established at a later date, in lieu of flowers or plants.

John F. Homrig, age 71 of Blue Mounds, WI went home on Friday, April 6, 2018 to meet Jesus.  He was born March 6, 1947 in New London, WI to Harold and Monica (Bassett) Homrig. He graduated from Grayslake High School in 1965; and Lake County College in Grayslake, Illinois he received an associate degree in Architecture Design.  In 1973, he graduated from UW Stout with both a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in vocational education. He was united in marriage to Diana K. Sperry on July 1, 1972 in Macomb, Illinois. In 1974, John started his teaching career at Centralia High School in Illinois.  He taught building trades, construction and wood working.  In 1978, he worked in the home design industry in Green Bay.  John relocated his family to Mt. Horeb in 1980.  He taught in Barneveld Schools; Stephenson Area Career Center in Freeport, Illinois; Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Madison Technical College, and the Verona Area School District. John retired in 2011 after a 36 year career in teaching. You could often find John gardening, antiquing, and traveling.  His favorite place was in his woodworking shop or sharing his skills with a friend on a project. John left a legacy with many of his students. He also had a great sense of humor and was known for his practical jokes. His legacy lives on through homes, furniture, clocks and toys he created. John shared Christ’s trade as a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Diana; his daughters: Bethany (Daniel) Holl of Pulaski, Ericka (James) Foster of Guatemala, grandchildren: Samuel, Hava and Nora; sister: Geraldine (Randall) Grosvenor of Denver, CO; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his step-dad: Ivo Peterson.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Blackhawk Church, 2920 Brader Way, Middleton, WI with Pastor Bill Minser officiating.  Inurnment will be at Mt. Horeb Union Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 500 N 8th St., Mt. Horeb, WI. We would like to thank Agrace HospiceCare, the Blackhawk Church community, friends and  neighbors, and the Dr. Peter Mullin and SSM cancer care team for their care and support during a very difficult time. A memorial fund will be established at a later date, in lieu of flowers or plants.

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