John "Jack" F. Hidden

July 14, 1933September 9, 2018
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John "Jack" F. Hidden, 85, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria.

He was born July 14, 1933 in Peoria to John W. and Etta F (Ulrichs) Hidden. He married Patricia Joanne Stevens May 20, 1955 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on May 24, 2010 in Peoria. His parents, two sons, Michael Tod Hidden and Jason Kurt Hidden, one grandson, four brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.

Surviving are his two sons, Gregg Richard (Suzanne) Hidden of Peoria and Eric Jon (Stephanie) Hidden of Norwood; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and many nieces and nephews.

Jack served in the U.S. Army and worked as a Machinist at Caterpillar Inc for 45 years retiring in 1996. Jack also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Limestone Township Fire Department and worked part-time with the Pleasant Valley Water District. He was the finance secretary and member of U.A.W. Retirees where he was active and volunteered for many years. Jack was a past board member for Bel-Wood Nursing Home and the Norwood Youth Organization. He had a love for woodworking, volunteering and a true desire to help others.

A funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 with visitation one hour prior to the service at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Springdale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Springdale Cemetery. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • John W. Hidden, Father
  • Etta F. Ulrichs Hidden, Mother
  • Patricia Joanne Stevens Hidden, Wife
  • Michael Tod Hidden, Son
  • Gregg Richard (Suzanne) Hidden, Son
  • Eric Jon (Stephanie) Hidden, Son
  • Jason Kurt Hidden, Son
  • ~ Twelve ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ Eleven ~, Great-grandchildren
  • Gerald Hidden, Brother
  • He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sons Michael Tod and Jason Kurt, four brothers, one sister, and one grandson

  • Springdale Cemetery


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 12, 2018

John "Jack" F. Hidden

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George Watkins

September 13, 2018

Greg and Sue,
We are so sorry for the loss of your father.
Condolences to you and your family.
George and Jan Watkins

Gene Castellani

September 12, 2018

Sorry to hear of Jacks passing. It's always good to know a good person and also a great union man. Our deepest sympathies, Geno &Deb Castellani

Helen Burgess

September 10, 2018

Old friends, happy times. I remember Jack, and Pat, first from the Limestone Fire Dept, and later when Pat worked on the County Board. Jack danced with me at the Fireman's Banquet, and he always had a kind word and that lovely smile. And now he is together again with his wife and best friend, Pat. My sincere condolences to all the family. I know he will be greatly missed.

Robyny Emery

September 10, 2018

Uncle Jack, I'm so sorry you're gone. I'm going to miss you terribly! However, I'm glad you aren't suffering anymore. You were always my favorite Uncle, I meant it when I said that to you, and it is still true, always will be. I hope you're having a cup of tea this morning with all of our family there with you. I'm sure they are all happy to see you. You have your wings now, you earned them. Please look over the family left here until we are able to meet again. I love you. Robyn

Dana Losh

September 10, 2018

Oh Jack, I’m gonna miss that smile.