John E. Bolt, 87 of St. Joseph, IL, passed away in his home on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
He was born in Atwood, IL on September 18, 1934 to Eugene and Margaret (Randall) Bolt.
John was a mechanic for the United States Air Force. He was stationed in England where he met and then married is wife Patricia E. Fitt on November 10, 1956 in Lowestoft, England.
He said that she is the best thing he ever got in England. Patricia passed away from cancer in 2013.
John retired from Fairhall Elevator Industry where he installed elevators for many years in several hospitals and buildings in central Illinois and surrounding areas. He then continued to work in maintenance for Busey Bank.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife, 2 brothers, one sister and one great grandchild.
He is survived by his children, Cindy (Tim) Brown St. Joseph, IL, Dave (Elisa) Bolt, Champaign, IL, Betty (Tony) Kite, Urbana, IL, Lori Marshky St. Joseph, IL, Margie Farmer (Vinnie) Cape Coral, FL. and a sister Margie Fryman, Mattoon IL. 9 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
John was a jack of all trades; he enjoyed working on cars and carpentry. He could do almost everything by himself; whether it was adding an addition to the house, electrical work or doing car repairs. He enjoyed spending time with all his family.
A celebration of life will be held by the family from 4pm - 6pm on May 7th at 903 Silver St., Urbana, IL.