John Brandstetter, at rest December 27, 2017. John was born in Waukegan on October 21, 1929 and was raised and spent most of his life in Grayslake. He was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving before and during the Korean War and was a Life Member of both The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was the Quality Services Manager at Sara Lee Bakery retiring in 1996 after 30 years of service. He was our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and nephew. He was renowned for his sense of humor, his loyalty and his love of family, country, the Cubs and the U.S. Marine Corps. A diehard Cubs fan his entire life he was so excited he lived long enough to see the Cubs win the World Series. He made a lasting impression on all that were blessed to know him and he will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife Susan Nied; his children Leslie (Jim) Kaiser, Brian (Alisa) Brandstetter and Barbara Brandstetter; his grandchildren Nicholas (Christine) Read, Philip Read, Tyler (Samantha) Brandstetter and William Brandstetter; his great-grandchildren Kiana-Rae Read, Tyler Read, Allison Brandstetter, Andrew Keahey, AnnMarie Read and Vivienne Read; his sisters-in-law Jane Brandstetter, Theresa Brandstetter and Carol (Chris) Thompson; his nieces Cathy (Dave) Ott and Anna Kay (Randy) Kutz; his nephews Rob (April) Thompson and Ryan (Erin Wallace)Thompson; his great-nephews Bryan (Katherine) Ott, Connor Thompson and Kyle Thompson; his great-nieces Lauren (Stuart) Steenhoek and Lindsay Ott. He was preceded in death by his son Matthew Brandstetter; his parents Irvin and Fannye Brandstetter; his brothers William and Joseph Brandstetter and his nephew James Brandstetter. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, January 27 at The Vine; 101 Center Street; Grayslake at 11:00 am with prayers and remembrances at 12:00 pm followed by a celebration of John’s life until 3:00 pm. Memorials given in John’s memory to The Grayslake Historical Society; 164 Hawley St.; Grayslake, IL 60030 are gratefully appreciated.