John F. Mantia, age 69, passed away at his home in Elgin, Illinois with his loving wife by his side. John was born  on June 26, 1945 in Chicago to the union of Joseph and Lena Mantia.

John loved life and lived every moment of it. He was loving husband, father, and grand father. John enjoyed spending time fishing with his “girls” and would sing songs with them all day long. John served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 with honor and distinction. He enjoyed traveling the United States with his wife and discovering unique corners of the U.S.

He is survived by his wife Janina, his daughters Michelle (Joe) Marella, Christin (Chris) Behrens his Brother Jopesh (Connie) Mantia and sister Leslie Penczek and grand children Allie, Gabe Marella, and Collin Behrens

He is Preceded in death by his sister Kathy Huffman.

Visitation will be Monday July 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM till time of service at 10:00 AM Rev. Christopher Kuhn officiating at the Madison Funeral Home 305 Park Street Elgin, Illinois 60120. Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, Illinois 60421.

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