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Johnny J. Marquis, 57, of 1320 Maple Drive, Peru was taken home by the Lord at 2:38 a.m. Sept. 17, 2013, in Rivershores Healthcare in Marseilles after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday in Hurst Funeral Home, Tonica, with private services to follow in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Leonore. The Rev. Steve Adamson, pastor of Faith Assembly of God Church in Peru, will officiate. Johnny was born Feb. 11, 1956, in Wausau, Wis., to Gordon E. and Ruth A. (Edwards) Marquis. He worked for the Village of Tonica for 10 years as a street and water worker. He also worked as a security guard and at Peru Mall as a housekeeping staff member. He had received a certificate in computer-aided design in 2001 and a degree in horticulture in 2008. Johnny was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Peru and a member of Midwest Soarring Foundation. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping, fishing and reading. He was a very helpful man with a heart of gold. He cared for children and taught them about God and respect. Johnny is survived by two brothers, Ronny of Seffner, Fla., and Vernon Lee of Eau Claire, Wis.; three sisters, Sylvia Marquis-Hurst of Peru, Dianna (William) Walker of DePue and Barbara (Kenneth) Snyder-Cate of Tonica. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother-in-law and one nephew.