John Robert Havill, 71, of Mechanicsville, and life-long resident of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Health in Cedar Rapids. Per John’s wishes, his body has been cremated. Stewart Baxter Funeral and Memorial Service of Mount Vernon is assisting the family.

John R. Havill was born Sept. 26, 1928, in Cedar Rapids, son of Charles and Maxine Nation Havill. John grew up in Mount Vernon where he attended school and graduated high school. John worked as Security for Cornell College and as the Dispatch for the Mount Vernon Police Department. He served on Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department. John enjoyed the time he spent with his nieces and nephews.

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