January 15, 1928 - September 25, 2018
John Richard Shutler Armstrong Jr., 90, of Aurora passed away September 25, 2018. He was born the son of Cleo and John Richard Shutler Armstrong Sr. in Little Rock, AR on January 15, 1928. John lived his life to the fullest whether he was working or having fun. He treated everyone like family, every stranger became a friend. He enjoyed many fishing and hunting trips, there were always lots of stories to share. He had a knack for customizing everything, which sometimes became usable. He enjoyed time with family and friends. He was a carpenter by trade, and worked many years building houses in the area. He eventually went into the flooring business and become the owner of Armstrong Floor and Wall Covering where he spent the last 40 plus years. Even after he retired he still wanted to know what was going on at the jobs. He was a Sargent in the Army during the Korean conflict. He would tell his family about how cold it would be in Korea. After returning from the war, he was stationed at Camp McCoy in Wisconisin, where he met the love of his life Alma Pulda at a dance at the VW La Crosse in the spring of 1952. They were married that year on September 22nd. John is survived by his children Barbara (Dave) Neckolaishen, Marsha (Lee) Baltes, John (Roni Minton) Armstrong, Phyllis (Jim) Mendoza; grandchildren Patrick & Kristy Neckolaishen, Heather & Robert Sandlin, Kim Neckolaishen, David Baltes, Craig & Katrina Baltes, Brian Baltes, John Armstrong IV, Cristi & Estevan Gonzalez, and Matthew Mendoza; great-grandchildren Miles Hunley, Sophia Lawhead, Sarah Lawhead, Kassandra Felicetti-Baltes, Ethan Radkiewicz, Eileen Baltes, Nicholet, Naomi, Elizabeth, Allison, Rebecca, Julianna, and Penelope Gonzalez; two sisters; two sister-in-laws; two brothers; two brother-in-laws; and special friends Roni Minton, Apex hospice staff, and caregivers Claudia and Kelly. John was preceded in death by his loving wife Alma; his parents; one sister; three sister-in-laws; three brothers; and six brother-in-laws. Visitation will be on Friday, September 28, 2018 at THE DALEDIEN MORTUARY from 3 PM – 7 PM, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, IL 60506. Gravesides service will be private. For further information, to sign the online guest book, or to leave condolences for John’s family please visit www.daleidenmortuary.com.
John Richard Shutler Armstrong Jr., 90, of Aurora passed away September 25, 2018. He was born the son of Cleo and John Richard Shutler Armstrong Sr. in Little Rock, AR on January 15, 1928. John lived his life to the fullest whether he was working... View Obituary & Service Information
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