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John Fuchsen

March 25, 1947 — October 23, 2021

John Fuchsen

John E. Fuchsen

Age 74 of Wilmington, Illinois, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Franciscan Village in Lemont, Illinois.

Born March 25, 1947 in Joliet, Illinois, John was the son of Joseph P. and Helen (Tyrrell) Fuchsen. He was a lifelong resident of Wilmington, graduating from St. Rose Grade School, Wilmington High School with the Class of 1966, and Lewis University in 1977.

John was a member of the US Army Reserves from 1969 to 1975 and belonged to St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington. He was employed as a Facility Manager and Maintenance Manager at Johnson and Johnson Personal Products, and as a Maintenance Manager by Armor Pharmaceuticals (now CSL).

For more than 50 years, John was known as a builder, land owner and landlord in the Wilmington, Mazon and Dwight areas. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling with family and friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Erin E. Fuchsen of Chicago, Illinois; three sisters: JoAnn (Louis) Wozniak of Mahomet, Illinois, Judy (Rick) Siegler of Waupaca, Wisconsin and Jan Fuchsen of Waukesha, Wisconsin; nieces and nephews: Louis J. (Karen) Wozniak and their children: Lucas and Lexi; Matt (Rita) Siegler and their children: Jack and June, and Emily (Ben) Taylor and their daughter Scotia.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington, on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Funeral services will follow in Saint Rose Catholic Church, 604 South Kankakee Street in Wilmington, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Wilmington.

Preferred memorials my be made as gifts in John's memory to St. Rose Catholic Church.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook, upload photographs, or share John’s memorial page online by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington ( 815-476-2181 ).

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