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John Kyrouac

October 15, 1937 — March 25, 2021

John Kyrouac

John R. Kyrouac

Age 83 of Gardner passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at his home.

Born October 15, 1937 in Bourbonnais, John Roger was a son of Alfred, Sr. and Lauducia “Lottie” (Bottari) Kyrouac. He served honorably in the United States Coast Guard and United States Navy from 1957 to 1961, and was stationed on the USS Macon. John was a past member of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Bourbonnais, and worked at the George D. Roper Corporation in Kankakee and later for Dresden Nuclear Generating Station  as a security guard. He loved being outdoors working in his garden or going fishing, and enjoyed country music.

Survivors include his three children: Joel Kyrouac of Cape Coral, Florida, Holly (Steven) Savoie of Havelock, North Carolina, and Thomas (Jackie) Kyrouac of Cissna Park, Illinois; four grandchildren: Ashley Gomez, Amanda Kyrouac, Christopher Savoie, and Sean Savoie; six great grandchildren: David, Yandel, Jayden, Isaac, Natasha, and Sincere; one sister, Patricia Onken of Bourbonnais, numerous nieces and nephews, and his former wife and mother of his children, Elizabeth Fennell-Laskonis of McHenry, Illinois.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Kyrouac, and five brothers and sisters: Kenneth “Skeeze” Kyrouac, Alfred “Beau” Kyrouac, Terrance “Terry” Kyrouac, Carol Neveau, and Joan Kyrouac in infancy.

Per John’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway Street (one block east of Illinois Route 113), in Coal City from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, 12:00 p.m.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share John’s memorial page by logging onto:

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City (815) 634-2125.

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