John Marshal Nolen, 95 of Stonington, IL, passed away at 9:03 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at his residence. He was born on December 1, 1927 in Pleasant View Township, Macon County to John Riley Nolen and Willie Mae Livingston. He married Mandy Catherine Sims on July 17, 1949 in Stonington, IL and she preceded him in death on February 11, 2003.
John started and owned Nolen Building Supplies from 1959 until his retirement in 1983, when Jeff took over. Jeff renamed the business Nolen Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning and is still operating today. His grandson, Daniel and son, Jeff, have also started Nolen Services, a septic pumping and restroom rental business. John loved to hear about the success of the business he started and was very proud of the three generations in business. He was an active member of the Stonington American Legion, the Stonington Masonic Lodge, and he was a volunteer fireman for the Stonington Fire Department. John enjoyed visiting with people, gardening, woodworking, and bird watching.
He is survived by his sons: Jeff (Terri) Nolen of Stonington, IL; Steven (Patti) Nolen of Dundee, IL; grandchildren: Daniel (Brooke) Nolen of Moweaqua, IL; Kaitlyn (Rolando) Salazar of Stonington, IL; Michael Hoeksema of Brooklyn, NY; Matthew and Zach Nolen of Dundee, IL; great-grandchildren: Elijah and Wyatt Nolen; and Noah and Penelope Norris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son in infancy: John Michael Nolen, daughter: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, brothers: Carl and Ken Nolen, and granddaughter: Elizabeth Jean Nolen.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Masonic rites will begin at 12:00 p.m. and a funeral service will begin shortly after with Pastor Daniel Nolen officiating. Interment will follow at Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, IL.
Memorials in John’s honor may be made to the Stonington Rescue Squad.
Sutton Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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