John “Butch” J. Moonen, Jr. 78, of Chippewa Falls, died Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie surrounded by his loving family.
John was born January 22, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of John and Alma (Bartsch) Moonen, Sr.
On June 6, 1964, John married Martha Bohl at St. Peter’s Church in Tilden. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974, St. Charles Church where he was an usher for many years.
John worked for Loiselle Bros., Johnson Mfg., Presto and WS Darley.
John loved the Brewers, woodworking, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, taking pictures and enjoyed helping out in the neighborhood and Tim Swoboda. He was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa.
John is survived by his wife, Martha; one son, James (Jenifer) Moonen of Elk Mound; two daughters, Wendy (Mark) Bitney of Bloomer and Kelly (Jesse) Schemenauer of Chippewa Falls; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Pat.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, August 9 at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman will be celebrant of the Memorial Mass. Inurnment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Tilden.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 8 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. The Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 4 p.m. and there will be a Christian vigil service at 7 p.m. both on Monday at the funeral home.
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
A Memorial Mass for John “Butch” J. Moonen, Jr., was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 9 at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls.
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman and Deacon Dan Rider concelebrated at the Memorial Mass assisted by Mass servers, Matt Amundson and Ron Bresina.
Music during the Mass was provided by Jerry Boorsma and the St. Charles Funeral Choir. Readings were given by Kortney Bauer and Kris Jacobsen. Gift bearers were Sam Schwartz and Brittney Secraw.
Urn bearers were Noah Bitney, Jessica Moonen and Jakob and Nathan Schemenauer.
Monday afternoon the Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974 and their chaplain, Msgr. Gorman led the Knights in the recitation of the rosary and Monday evening Msgr. Gorman led the family, relatives and friends in a Christian vigil service at the funeral home.
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