|67 year old Mark Cavanaugh died Saturday December 22. 2012.
Mark was born on November 22. 1945 in Monmouth to Frank and Dorothy (Sowers) Cavanaugh. He attended Immaculate Conception School and Graduated from Monmouth High School in 1963.
Mark worked by his father's side at Cavanaugh Trucking and Bus Service beginning in his youth and until his father's death. In the following years, Mark proudly transported America's future to school as the owner of Cavanaugh Bus Service and later in life as that Transportation Director of United School Districts.
Mark enjoyed spending time with his family, NASCAR racing, golf, strawberry shakes, watching westerns, and relaxing in his swing at Lake Warren.
He is survived by his wife LouAnn (Rundle) Cavanaugh whom he married 25 years ago on June 11, 1987 in a ceremony surrounded by family and friends. Mark has two daughters, Wendy (Curt) Lovdahl of Monmouth and Cindy (Chuck) Vestal of Andover, Il as well as a son, Eric (Kristen) Hardesty of Woodstock, Il. He very much loved his grandchildren, Jayne Lovdahl, Brook Lovedahl, Emily Lovedahl, Maggie Vestal, Molly Vestal and Rhys Hardesty and remained forever close to his siblings, Linda (Jerry) Painter, Craig (Alice) Cavanaugh, and Marie (Kirk Brockett) Cavanaugh.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, his sister-in-law, Cheryl Free, and many beloved aunts and uncles.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m Friday December 28, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Church, Monmouth with Msgr Tom Mack celebrating. Cremation will take place following Mass. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m Thursday December 27, 2012 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 120 S Sunnylane, Monmouth where a rosary service will begin at 5:00 p.m with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Midwest Kidney Dialysis, Amyloidois Foundation, Immaculate Conception Church or Immaculate Conception School. Arrangements by McGuire and Davies Funeral and Cremation Services, 309-734-6008. Online condolences may be left at http://mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com