John Henry Hoerr

February 7, 1930May 9, 2022
Obituary of John Henry Hoerr
John Henry Hoerr, 92, of Edwards, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, May 9, 2022 at his home. He was born on February 7, 1930, a son of David A. and Rose (Yoder) Hoerr. John married Dorothy "Dot" Mae Weyeneth on January 27, 1952 in Eureka. She preceded him in death on February 1, 2017 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, David, Ralph, Irvin, Carl, James, and George; and three sisters, Marie, Ruth, and Florence; and one grandson, Alex Barth. John is survived by his six children, Jack and Jody (Waibel) Hoerr of Brimfield, Julie and Jim Barth of Metamora, Joan and Bill Schick of Edwards, Jeff and Jada (Phillabaum) Hoerr of Peoria, John and Serena (Sauder) Hoerr of Peoria, and Jane and Breck Nelson of Greenville; 37 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and two sisters, Millie Moser, and Eloise Meister; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Hoerr. He was a graduate of Peoria Woodruff High School. John served his country in the United States Air National Guard. Along with two of his brothers, John was an owner of D.A.Hoerr and Sons, Inc. in Peoria. The Hoerr Nursery name has a long history in Peoria. His father, David August Hoerr, the son of German immigrants, began delivering topsoil in his truck and doing other landscaping jobs in 1926. The business continues the family tradition today under the third generation. John developed the Hardy Turf sod business in the early 1970's. His stone and masonry work is found all throughout the Peoria area. John was a member of Peoria Apostolic Christian Church and served his church as a Sunday School teacher, trustee, and Berean Prison Ministry volunteer at the Peoria County Jail. He also was a charter board member of Gateway Woods Children's Home and served on mission trips to Mexico and Haiti with Apostolic Christian Harvest Call. He would want all to know, "I love you and I want you to be in heaven with me so that we can have all the time to talk. Please ask Jesus into your heart. It's not about a church or a religion, but a relationship with Jesus that can be started today". He loved the Bible verse, John 10:10 for the true and abundant life one can have in Christ. John's funeral service will be at 10:00 am Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church. The church ministers will officiate. His visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, May 12, 2022 also at his church. An additional visitation will be from 9:00 am to 9:45 am on Friday at the church. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in Edwards. Memorials may be made to the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church - Charity Fund. Online condolences may be left for John's family at

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