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Jack L. Hasten

March 3, 1947 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 75)


Jack L. Hasten, age 75, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 2:47 am on Friday April 1, 2022 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Jack was born March 3, 1947 in LaHarpe, Illinois and is the son of Lloyd and Jessie Sly Hasten. He attended Harding School, Central Jr. High, and Monmouth High School. He graduated with the class of 1965. While he was in High School Jack worked for Harold Thompson at Thompson Motor Sales in Monmouth. After high school Jack joined the United States Marine Corp where he was promoted to the rank of Sargent before his separation from service. Jack served two tours of duty in Viet Nam and in Okinawa. Jack married Roberta M. Davidson on May 1, 1966 in Galesburg and she is currently surviving. After returning from service, Jack worked for Harold Young at Young's Boat Sales of rural Monmouth. He then worked in maintenance at Wells Pet Food in Monmouth for a time, then began maintenance work at Glastex of Monmouth, then for Bill Felt Industries, and later in maintenance for Mach 1 Boats and lastly Envision Boats. Jack is a member of both the Marion B. Fletcher Post 136 American Legion and the J.W.Clendenin Post 2301 Veteran's of Foreign Wars and has been active with the Honor Guard for numerous years. Jack loved to own and work on his 1930 Chevrolet four door sedan and loved antique cars. He loved to go fishing and enjoyed going to his granddaughters sporting events. Jack is survived by his wife, Roberta of Monmouth, her son Michael R. Hasten and Heather of Alexis, IL, and daughter Michelle M. Nichols of Monmouth, Illinois. There are five grandchildren, Kara, Jack, Elisa, Cheyenne, and Leah, and two great grandchildren Marlea, and Nova. Jack's sisters survive, Nancy Oaks and Buddy and Maryanne Skees both of Monmouth, IL and two brothers Raymond Hasten and Shirley of Kirkwood, IL and Jerry Hasten and Peggy of Monmouth, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also are surviving. Jack is preceded in his death by his parents, one sister, Ruth, and his stillborn infant brother. 

A celebration of Jack's life is planned on Friday evening April 8, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Marion B. Fletcher Post 136 in Monmouth. A graveside service and Military service, salute, and taps is also planned at Monmouth Cemetery on Saturday April 9, 2022 at 10:30 am for the interment of his ashes. A memorial fund is being established for the local honor guard of the VFW and Americann Legion. To leave your condolence or for more information please visit 

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Celebration of Life
April 8, 2022

6:00 PM
Marion B. Fletcher Post (Monmouth)

Graveside Service
April 9, 2022

10:30 AM
Monmouth Cemetery
720 N 6th St
Monmouth, IL 61462

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