John Edward Waack

November 19, 1947 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 74)


John Edward Waack, 74, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 7:53 am, Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Sunset Healthcare and Rehab, Canton, IL. He was born November 19, 1947 in Davenport, IA, the son of John and Emma (Hutchinson) Waack. He was raised and educated in Stockton, IA and Durant, IA.

Those left to cherish John’s memory are his daughter, Lisa Rae Doerres of Roseburg, OR; three grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (Otto) Vinkovics of Walcott, IA. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

John worked at various jobs during his lifetime. He retired after 21 years at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he worked as the general manager of the Large Binocular Telescope.

Cremation rites have been accorded with no services planned at this time. Wise Family Funeral Home, Roseville, is handling the arrangements. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit our website at

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