Deacon Warren R. LaMont Dies Sept. 15
September 21, 2023
PECATONICA—Warren R. LaMont, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 15, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. 
Deacon LaMont was born Feb. 25, 1939 in Oregon, Ill., to Marvin and Marie (Ippen) LaMont. He graduated from Rochelle High School in 1956 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1958. He was a member of the Teamsters Retired Club,  Eugene J. Barloga Pecatonica American Legion Post #197 and was a Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus Council #4941.  He retired in June of 1996 as a professional truck driver for over 31 years, never having had an accident. 
Deacon LaMont was a member of the first class of permanent deacons ordained for the Diocese of Rockford. Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill instituted the new two-year program and ordained 15 men on May 17, 1975. 
Deacon LaMont remained very active in his religious life serving at St. Mary Parish in Pecatonica for over 45 years. Deacon LaMont and his wife took communion to shut-ins for many years and he taught religious education, took tickets at the annual turkey dinner and participated in many charitable events at the parish and for the Knights of Columbus. 
Deacon LaMont also had a passion for his family. They spent nearly 50 years enjoying their summers on Crystal Lake Wisconsin, camping, boating, fishing and cheering on the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs.
On April 8, 1961, he married Regene (Jeannie) Haschke, the love of his life for 62 years. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie and sister Jan (Lyle) Schryver, and three children: son, Greg (Janeen Abdo) LaMont; daughters Pam (Matt) Holmquist, Trina (Rick Strohecker) Leshner; 8 grandchildren Tyler (Joanna) LaMont, Jessika (Jason) Voss, Chelsea (Al) Gomez, Jordan Smallwood, E.J. (Kelsey) Kane, Zach Holmquist, Tiffany Leschner, Cody Leschner Savanah Leschner; 17 great grandchildren with number 18 on the way; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by his parents, four sisters Barbara Remmers, Beverly Meinert, Dawn Newman, infant sister Sandra LaMont; three brothers Vernon LaMont, Lynn LaMont and Wayne LaMont. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at McCorkle Funeral Home-Pecatonica Chapel, 203 W. 5th St. in Pecatonica, with a funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 126 W. 5th St. in Pecatonica, celebrated by Rev. Dennis Morrissy. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and Shriners Children’s Chicago, Attn: Shriners Hospitals for Children, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.
Family wishes to thank the staff at Generations at Neighbors, Serenity Hospice and Visiting Angels for all their tender, loving care given to Warren. 
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