John P. Kerpan

John Paul Kerpan, 83, passed away on March 27, 2013. He was a veteran having served for the Army from 1951 to 1953. John retired in 1987 from Navy Public Works at the Great Lakes Naval Base after a lifelong career. He was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation in Mundelein and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. John enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, golfing, walking in the neighborhood and building birdhouses. John was the beloved husband of 58 years to Dolores R. Kerpan, loving father of Donna Kerpan, Diane (Thomas) Brown, and Mark (Julie) Kerpan, devoted grandfather of Kyle Brown, William Brown, Robert Kerpan, and Katherine Kerpan, great-grandfather of Charles Brown, brother of Frances Magri of Frederick MD , and JoAnn Williams of Des Plaines, IL, and uncle of many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Anna (nee: Matievech), his brothers Milan “Ben” Kerpan, Joseph Kerpan, and Peter Kerpan, and his sisters Mary Kerpan, Mildred Swentkofske, Kaye Chumbley, and Lillian Nagode. Friends of the family may visit Monday, April 1, 2013 from 5:00pm until 8 pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Annunciation 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein, IL. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

7 Responses to John P. Kerpan

  • Sanjay Papa says:

    My deepest regrets to all the members of the Kerpan family. I am close friend of Diane and throughout the years I have observed the strong bonds of the family. May God give you peace and strength at this difficult time.

  • Diane Brown says:

    You are a friend for life. Thank you, Sanjay. ~Di

  • Karen Long says:

    Dear Diane, Tom, Kyle and Bill…our hearts are filled with deep regrets and sorrow. The loss of a family member is so difficult but you memories will be keep you strong today and in the future.

    Dennis, Karen, and Laura

  • Beth Weger says:

    Donna, Our heartfelt sympathy to you & your family. Remembering your Dad & your family in our prayers.
    Beth & Steve Weger

  • Debbie and Mark says:

    We pray that your hearts and souls will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Our deepest sympathy is with you.

    Debbie McClure and Mark Lewis

  • Christie Doherty says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I am blessed to have Donna as is my friend and neighbor. May God give you the strength, grace and peace to get through times ahead. Know that I will continue to pray for you.

  • Jake Jakaitis says:

    My Deepest sympathy to the family of John Kerpan. My thoughts and prayer our with them at this time. I remember all the good times I had working with him at the Navy Public Works. He will be truly missed.

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