John Harry Remour, 88, of Oregon and formerly of Sycamore, died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1930 in Havana, Illinois, the son of Leslie and Justina "Jay" (Janssen) Remour.
He married Geraldine P. Davis (Leger) on Sept. 9, 1993 in Sycamore.
John was a veteran of the United States Army Security Agency as a repair person during the Korean War.
He was employed by Rock River Valley Telephone Company, DeKalb Ogle Telephone Company, and Contel, retiring in 1983.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his time in Ontario, Canada.
In 1984 John started Remour Fishing Reel Service in Sycamore, which he owned and operated for more than 30 years.
He was a collector of fishing reels, lures and miscellaneous fishing equipment and gear.
For anyone who stopped at John's shop, you always left with some of his knowledge and sportman's wisdom.
John was a member of Oregon Masonic Lodge 420 where he served as a past master.
He was a life member of Oregon VFW Post 8739 and a member of the Sycamore Moose Lodge.
John is survived by his son, David (Talene) Remour, of Oregon; grandchildren, Joshua Remour and Sara (Frank) Rowe; great-granddaughters, Ella and Alyssa Rowe; step-sons, Johnnie (Angie) Davis and Bart Davis; and step-grandchildren, Nick and Taylor Davis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geri; and brother, George Remour.
A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon.
Interment with military honors of John's cremated remains will be at a later date in Daysville Cemetery, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's name may be made to the Activities Department of Oregon Living & Rehab Center or to Rock River Center, Oregon.
Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to leave condolences.