Monahan, John

Written by David Green.

John Monahan, 83, of Hudson, Mich., died Nov. 2, 2007, at home. 

He was born July 9, 1924, in Medina Township, the son of Daniel and Catherine (Malarney) Monahan. 

In 1948, he married Lonnie Yovan, and they had five living children. In 1986, he married Geri Esterline Brockway, and they have two sons.

John graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1942.  He spent his early years farming and milk hauling. He owned and operated the Bi‑County Herald with his wife, Geri; son, John; and daughter, Karen. They will continue the business.

John is survived by children, Colleen (and Tom) Henes, Daniel (and Vicki) Monahan, Karen (and Jeff) Downing, Michael (and Mija) Monahan, John (and Lynda) Monahan, Charles Monahan and Michael (and Stephanie) Brockway;  two granddaughters; nine grandsons; four sisters, Betty (and Al) Hendrickson, Regina (and Jim) Hafner, Lucy (and Jim) Hartley and Lois (and Ben) Reuter.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Eileen and Lonnie, in infancy.  

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Eberle and Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrants. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Hudson. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee County. 

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