Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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John A. Underwood, 91, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Robings Manor in Brighton.

He was born January 9, 1928 in Sturdivant, MO, the son of Glen W. and Eva Ethel (Shrout) Underwood.

John had been an inspector and mold repairman for Owens-IL Glass retiring in 1983.  He had been active in the Wood Rvier Masonic Lodge #1062.

In 1972 in Alton, he married Marilyn Jean Park.  She died December 6, 2010.

Surviving are a son, Karl (Jayne) Sundberg; daughters, Karin (Dave) Bourisaw, Janette (Jim) Michels; grandchildren, Traci (Rich) Pitchford, Timi Underwood, Cole (Liz) Campbell, Stephanie Sundberg, Erica Michels, Sydney Kahl; several nieces and nephews including Linda McKenzie , who lovingly cared for him; sisters, Ermil Dobey and Janet Schimberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Tommy D. Underwood; grandson, Tyler Underwood; brother, Arthur Underwood; and sister, Emily Pyle.

Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Friday, October 18 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Wood River Masonic Lodge 1062 will conduct a service at 3:30.  Funeral services will be at 10 am, Saturday with Pastor Tony Nickels officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be given to the East Alton Assembly of God Church where he was a member.