John H. “Pepsi” Doughan, 84, of Pontiac, passed away at 2:56 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 2, 2017) at OSF HealthCare Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac.

His service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac, with Father David Sabel officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Pontiac.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, with a rosary to be recited at 3:30 p.m.

John was born July 7, 1933, in Odell, to Thomas P. and Hazel L. Puffer Doughan. He married Marie Lucille Overocker on Jan. 24, 1953, in Odell. She passed away on May 22, 2006.

He is survived by his children, Patrick J. (Christi) Doughan, Taos, N.M.; Michael J. (Karen) Doughan, Winston Salem, N.C.; Phillip G. (Sabine) Doughan, Aachen, Germany; Thomas P. Doughan, Pontiac; and Regina “Gina” M. (William) Manker, Pontiac; sister, Rita Bolen, Odell; grandchildren, Sarah (Brandon) Queen, Jessica (Doug) Streicher, Emily Manker, Kaitlyn Manker, Amy (Josh) Clark, Stephanie (Jeff) Barcelona and Lindsey Doughan; and great-grandchildren, Callie and Maddie Clark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie; and four sisters, Mary Ellen Blue, Theresa Wilson, Loraine Fouts and Monica Nagler.

John graduated from St. Paul Grade and High School in Odell. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955 during the Korean conflict and spent four years in the Navy Reserve. John was a supervisor for Caterpillar for over 45 years with the last 11 spent doing interviews across the United States. He also worked for District 429 for 10 years and St. Mary’s School.

John was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac; Fraternal Order of the State Police; Pontiac VFW; American Legion, Odell; Knights of Columbus, Pontiac; Pontiac Sportsman’s Club; past member of the Pontiac Moose; Odell Fire and Rescue for almost 20 years; served on the Odell Village Board for 2½ terms; taught adult Scout training; and was a Boy Scout leader.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Mary’s School, St. Mary’s Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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