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John Dynes Jr.

Published April 05,2024

Obituary's Biography:

John Dynes Jr., 98, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, passed away peacefully with family at his side April 2, 2024, at the Bickford of Crystal Lake, IL.  He was born August 1925 in Donora, PA to John and Anna Dynes.

A veteran of World War II, John served with the US Navy in the Asiatic Pacific area.  Later he spent many years with the US Postal Service as both a mail carrier and maintenance man. John had a wide range of interests, enjoying math, drawing, designing and dyeing Pysanki Easter eggs, and capturing memories through home movies and photos. Other interests were model building, stamp and coin collecting, wood carving, car racing, polka dancing, and he was dedicated to compiling family history on both sides of his family.  Peace was found in nature walks and fishing, in addition to watching football and car racing. He was always curious, visiting historic sites and museums. John had a love of acquiring knowledge about science and technology especially regarding the space program and sharing his skills and experiences.  Most of all, he liked visiting and helping family, and friends who were considered extended family. Watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up provided him immense joy.

John is survived by his children Donna (Mike), Linda (Steve), and Ken (Debbie), his grandchildren Jenn (Ken), Joe (Courtney), and Jim (Tom), and his great-grandchildren Joey, Annabelle, and Riley.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Rose Dynes.

A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for April 10, 2024, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm with the service commencing at 5:00pm.  Interment will be held on April 11,2024 11:00 AM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122. 

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2 replies on “John Dynes Jr.”

  1. Ken and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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