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Jon “Jack” Kordt

Published July 25,2022

Obituary's Biography:

      Jon H. “Jack” Kordt, 84, passed away on July 19, 2022 at home with family by his side. Jack was born in Waukegan, IL, on May 28, 1938, to Herbert and Lorraine Kordt nee Kemnitz. Jack graduated from Grayslake High School in 1956. After attending Bradley University, he enlisted in the armed forces, where he spent three years in Lubeck, Germany. After returning home, Jack met Sharon Kulik, whom he married in 1966. Jack owned and operated a small family business for over 40 years.

      Jack was an accomplished artist and photographer who belonged to the Lake County Art League. He had a passion for sailing, a love for nature, and he enjoyed spending winters skiing in the Colorado mountains. Jack was a kind, and caring man.

      Jack is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sharon, his children Justine (John) Headley of Fort Collins, Co, Timothy (Christine) Kordt of Antioch, Il, his grandchild Wrigley Kordt of Antioch, Il, his sister Judy Wilkie of Blissfield, MI, and several nieces and nephews.

     Jack is preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother-in-law, Ed Wilkie. 

     A visitation will be held at the Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere RD, Grayslake, Il on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M. A memorial service will start at 1 P.M. Memorial contributions can be made to Advocate hospice, 365 Surryse Rd, Lake Zurich, IL, 60047. For more information please call (847) 223-8122.

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  1. Jack was the sweetest man. He will be greatly missed. Love and hugs to you all.
    Joey & Michelle

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing . He will no longer have pain and suffering. My heart goes out to Sharon, Justine, Tim, Chris, Wrigley and the rest of the family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Jane

  3. I remember with fond memories the “Kordt” family living next door to us in Grayslake IL…especially, Judy, who I was great friends with in 1956…my deepest sympathy to Jack’s family…

  4. I’ve been working for Jack at Stevens Instrument company for a long, long time. Jack was a great and kind boss. He will be missed. Our condolences to the whole family.

  5. He was always so kind and welcoming. I loved making him laugh during our fishing adventure when his son Tim got married. Rest in peace—my deepest sympathy.

  6. Big love to Sharon, Justine and Tim. I always enjoyed my times spent with Jack. Forever, a kind and happy man who drew me into his goodness. Blessed to have known him. Peace and Love. Matt

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