Served with Honor - United States Military Veteran
John Raymond Koresh
April 04, 1948 - April 16, 2016
Elkader, Iowa

Visitation: 4 to 7 pm April 19, 2016 at Leonard Funeral Home - Elkader and one hour before Mass at the church on Wednesday.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM April 20, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Elkader, Iowa
Interment: Private Family Inurnment April 20, 2016 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery - rural Monona

John Raymond Koresh, 68, of Elkader, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. John was born on April 4, 1948, to John and Arlene (Stagman) Koresh in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1967.

John worked for 3M in Prairie du Chien for 34 years, he retired in 2002. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting and watching westerns. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife, Mary of Elkader, Iowa; four children, Michael Koresh of West Union, Iowa, Eugene Koresh of Bear Creek, Wisconsin, Alie (Eric) Redman of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and Arlenea (Sean) Dettbarn of Elkader; four step-children, Alisha Merwin (Christa Morris, special friend) of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Kari (Clifford) Suhr of Montfort, Wisconsin, Michelle (Kyle) Timmerman of Durant, Iowa and Brittney (Daniel) Weber of Waterloo, Iowa; his mother, Arlene Koresh of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; one brother, Rick Koresh of Floyd, Iowa and sixteen grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his father, John Koresh; one sister, Sharon and Kermit Brooks and his sister-in-law, Sandy Koresh.

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