|Joseph C. Honan, Jr.|
|Date Of Birth:||February 27, 1921|
|Date Of Death:||February 22, 2012|
|Service Date:||The visitation for Joe will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. According to his wishes, he will be cremated. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.|
Joseph C. Honan, Jr.
Normal- Joseph C. Honan, Jr., 90,
of Normal, passed away at 9:40 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
at his residence. He was a Bloomington-Normal resident since
The visitation for Joe will be held
from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. According to
his wishes, he will be cremated. Burial of ashes will be at a later
Memorial contributions in Joe's
name may be made to the Normal Public Library, for audio books or
to Prairie State Legal Services.
Joe was born February 27, 1921 in
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, a son of Joseph C. and Mary Bosch
Honan. He served his country in the United States Army during World
War II as a second lieutenant. He attended the University of
Southern California and attained his undergraduate degree there
before going on and received his Ph.D in Political Science from the
University of Missouri in Columbia. It is in Columbia where
he met his wife, Martha Ellen "Martie" Oder. They were married on
July 12, 1958 in Columbia, MO.
Joe was an attorney in Bloomington
until his retirement in 1992. Prior to that, he was an associate
professor of political science at Illinois State University. Joe
was an author of numerous scholarly articles, book reviews, book
chapters, and a book. From 1975-1976 he took a sabbatical and
served as the Academic Director for the Washington D.C. Center for
Surviving is his wife, Martha Ellen
"Martie" Honan of Normal; two sons, Chris (Angie) Honan of
Bloomington, John Honan of Columbia, Mo; two step-granddaughters,
Erica (Ryan) Cappaert of Portage, MI, Alissa Kemp of Bloomington;
one brother, John (Jeanne) Honan of Perth Amboy, NJ; two nieces,
Gayl Hari of Dayton, OH, and Jo Carol Clemmons of Augusta, GA; two
nephews, Terry (Luisa) Honan and Tom Bullock both of New
He was preceded in death by his
parents and a sister Marie Honan Bullock.
Joe served as the chairman of the
Normal Planning Commission and was involved in many other community
advisory endeavors. He was an avid reader, swimmer, and golfer.
He was a loving husband, dad,
grandpa, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed.
The Honan Family would like to
thank the many friends and caregivers who have provided excellent
support to them in the last few years.
Online condolences may be sent to
the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.