McLEANSBORO — — John D. Edwards, 71, of LaSalle, died Feb. 13, 2014, in Spring Valley Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church of LaSalle with Pastor Wesley A. Waddle officiating. Burial will be in Ladd Cemetery. Visitation will be in the church from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.
Mr. Edwards was born in Rockford on Oct. 30, 1942, to Virgil L. and Margaret (Bergagna) Edwards. He married V. Parilie Bennett on Oct. 31, 1964.
John was a teacher at Marquette High School in Ottawa and then a substitute teacher for kindergarten through high school. After teaching, John was a car salesman at Schwindaman Motors and then with Bob Olmsted, both in LaSalle. He was a member of First Baptist Church of LaSalle and was a race car enthusiast on and around the track.
Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife; one daughter,. Gille Noramczyk of Eldridge, Iowa; one grandson, Brady Noramczyk; and his mother-in-law, Gertie Bennett of LaSalle.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Nora Louise Edwards.