John Carroll Guillou
John Carroll Guillou, 95, of Springfield, died on Monday, October 17, 2016 at his residence. He was born June 19, 1921 in Berkeley, CA to Alfred V. and Helen Hansen Shinn Guillou. He married Dorothy Ann Turner on May 22, 1943 and she preceded him in death on June 23, 2015. He is also preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
He is survived by his children, Carroll G. Huxtable of Springfield, John C. (Adriania) Guillou, Jr. of Springfield and Catherine G. (James Michael) Hendricks of Oak Harbor, WA; eight grandchildren, Melissa H. (Dean) Erdal of Defiance, MO, Brian (Amanda) Huxtable of St. Louis, MO, Thomas C. (Jennifer) Guillou of Ashland, Benjamin C. (Cathy) Guillou of Fort Hood, TX, John Hendricks of Oak Harbor, WA, Ann H. (Raymond) Nag of Seattle, WA, Catherine H. (Arron) Lasley and Megan H. (Danny) Schuster both of Lexington, KY; thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
John was a US Army Combat Engineers Veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of Laurel United Methodist Church. From 1947-1963, he taught civil engineering at the University of Illinois. From 1963-1974, he was chief waterway engineer for the State of Illinois. In 1973, John was named one of the top ten men of Public Works. From 1974-1981, he was Vice President of Metcalf and Eddy International and in 1981, he started Guillou and Associates, Inc., retiring in 2002.
Visitation: 10-11 am, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.
A private graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Kent Lolling officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 South Grand Avenue West, Springfield, IL 62704 or Soaring Eagle, PO Box 879, Billings, MT 59103-0879.