John E. Steely died Wednesday at the age of 85.
He married Loretta Steely and she survives.
Mr. Steely served in the U.S. Army in Japan during World War II. He worked 33 years for Western Electric in Chicago. He also built 14 homes in his spare and retirement time.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Debra Cohee; a son-in-law, David Cohee; sons Mark and Dan Steely; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Beard Steely; and grandson, Adam Bowman, Ian Carr, Luke Steely, and Josh Steely.
Services are 11 a.m. today at Conkle Funeral Home, Avon Chapel.