John C. Rounds, 89, of Geneseo, passed away on July 28, 2020, at Allure of Geneseo. A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo Chapel. Pastor Trisha Rounds-Smith will lead the service. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Kewanee. A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, at Vandemore Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the John C. Rounds Memorial Fund.


John was born on January 6, 1931, in Toulon, IL, the son of James and Edna Mae (Cox) Rounds. He married Joan E. DeBeir on March 17, 1955, in Elmira, IL. She preceded him in death in 2009.


John was employed at John Deere Harvester Works, in the Assembly Change-Out Division for thirty years. He was a Webelo Cub Scout leader for two years. He served in the US Army Combat Engineers in Korea. John enjoyed watching airplanes, and gardening in his flower gardens. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. He also enjoyed walking, hiking and mountain climbing.


He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Kevin (Peggy) Rounds of East Moline; daughters, Penny (Randy) Galvin, of Moline, IL, and Brenda Ferguson, of Geneseo; grandchildren, Joshua, and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Kinsley and Raygan; brothers, Jim (Shirley) Rounds, of Hooppole, IL, Dave (Jeanie) Rounds of Colona, IL, and Lawrence W. Rounds, of Moline; and sister, Margaret McClary, of Carbon Cliff, IL.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, and his parents.