Raymond John, age 84, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 24, 2012 with his family at his side in St. Charles. He was born March 30, 1928 in Chicago, the son of Baba and Elizabeth John. He was united in marriage to Arlene Blair.
Raymond’s vocation was driving his eighteen wheel truck, but his avocation was fishing and designing and hand making beautiful fishing tackle.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Donna (John) Werderich of St. Charles and Tina Brown of Milwaukee, WI; his grandchildren, Sammy, Michelle, and Melanie; and his great-granddaughter, Winona.
In addition to his parents, Raymond is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Arlene; and his brother, Sam B. John.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Elmwood Cemetery, 2905 Thatcher Road in River Grove, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 LaFox Road, South Elgin, IL 60177.